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TONIGHT! – Jan. 25 @ 7pm-9pm PST – Virtual Monthly Meetup for BC Women in Trades

Let’s get together and socialize online!

REGISTER HERE –> http://tinyurl.com/BCCWITTmeetup

Hosted by BCCWITT, this province-wide virtual hang out takes place on the last Tuesday of every month (except December!), from 7 pm to 9 pm, via Zoom.

All British Columbia tradeswomen welcome: Union and non-union, apprentices and journeys, retired and on leave…. We are looking forward to seeing you all!

***If you are NOT a women in trades, but want to connect, please contact the BC Centre for Women in the Trades at info@bccwitt.ca***

We’ll be sharing stories of what’s happening in our lives, asking questions about tools or situations or jobs, and getting to know what life is like for other women in the trades… And sometimes we even give tours of our workplaces, or barnyards, or homes.

Do you want to get connected to our growing community, and stay up to date on opportunities for training, volunteering, and jobs? Fill out BCCWITT’s network intake form today!

Are you on Facebook, and want more opportunities to build community with your local fellow tradeswomen? Click here to see the private regional groups for women in trades around the province.

Photo Credit: Sara Worden

Jan. 27 @ 7 PM (PST) – How to Make Engaging Trades Education Projects: A Webinar with Skills Ready

Are you a tradesperson who wants to do fun, hands-on trades-related projects, but you’re not sure where to start?

Have you thought you’d like to promotes trades with schools, friends, and community groups, but you don’t know what to do?

Come to this FREE interactive webinar with BCCWITT & Skills Ready!

REGISTER HERE: http://tinyurl.com/27JanProjects

We will be hearing from 3 real tradespeople as they share their versions of Skills Ready projects, followed by a Q&A from the audience:


Skills Ready is an initiative of the Construction Foundation of BC, and provides accessible and interesting trades-based project ideas that could be applied and adapted for all sorts of outreach environments, including classrooms, community workshops, or tables at events. Learn more at https://projects.skillsready.ca

This webinar will be recorded and shared on BCCWITT’s YouTube channel.

http://tinyurl.com/27JanProjects

You Need A Resume! Online Workshop – Dec. 16 @ 6-8pm PST

If you are a woman working in a construction, maintenance, or industrial trade in British Columbia, you are invited to take part in a subsidized virtual workshop where you’ll craft a professional resume and cover letter with an industry expert!

Thursday, December 16 @ 6-8 PM PST

Plus! A later 1:1 session with the facilitator!
$20 (supports available)

Why do you need a professional resume and cover letter?

  • Applying for jobs
  • Applying for educational programs
  • Applying for positions on Boards of Directors for organizations
  • Applying for volunteer positions
  • To share on LinkedIn so that recruiters can find you

More info and registration —> https://ResumeDec2021.eventbrite.ca

November 30, 2021 – Virtual Monthly Meetup for BC Women in Trades

REGISTER HERE

Let’s get together and socialize online!

Hosted by the BC Centre for Women in the Trades, this province-wide virtual hang out takes place on the last Tuesday of every month, from 7 pm to 9 pm, via Zoom.

All British Columbia tradeswomen welcome: Union and non-union, apprentices and journeys, retired and on leave…. We are looking forward to seeing you all!

If you are NOT a women in trades, but want to connect, please contact the BC Centre for Women in the Trades at info@bccwitt.ca

We’ll be sharing stories of what’s happening in our lives, asking questions about tools or situations or jobs, and getting to know what life is like for other women in the trades… And sometimes we even give tours of our workplaces, or barnyards, or homes.

Do you want to get connected to our growing community, and stay up to date on opportunities for training, volunteering, and jobs? Fill out BCCWITT’s network intake form today!

Are you on Facebook, and want more opportunities to build community with your local fellow tradeswomen? We also have private regional groups for women in trades around the province.

REGISTER HERE

Women Build BC 2021 Conference

The BC Centre for Women in the Trades’ (BCCWITT) Women Build BC 2021 Conference brings together women from the trades, industry leaders and others working to support them, to network and build relationships that will lead to the increased attraction, retention and advancement of women in the trades.

Just a few things that participants will learn:

  • Best practices for building a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace
  • Proven strategies to remove barriers to attract and retain women in the trades
  • Supports available for women in the trades

The Future of Work: Women in trades

https://globalnews.ca/video/6863280/the-future-of-work-women-in-trades Lindsay Kearns of the BC Centre for Women in the Trades explains the growth in women working in the trades and why this will likely grow during the recovery from the pandemic