Women in Trades Training
Women in Trades Training (WITT) is geared towards helping employers in BC get the skilled workers they need by matching them up with women who have some experience, or who want to start a career, in the trades. The WITT initiative connects women with the training they may need to start out in the industry.
WITT is currently funded through the Industry Training Authority of BC’s Women in Trades Training. This is a Canada – BC Labour Market Agreement funded pilot program targeted towards women who are non EI clients or employed in low skilled positions and lack certification, high school diplomas, or essential skills.
WITT works with women who have an interest in entering the Skilled Trades as well as those women already working in Skilled Trades who may need support or guidance in furthering their careers. WITT is also working to develop a mentoring network for women across the industry to assist with better retention on the worksite.
If you are currently unemployed or underemployed, you may qualify for this initiative. Find out more about this program by contacting a Trades Employment Specialist in your area.