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Women in Trades and Technology (WITT)

Is it time for you to start planning for the career of your future? Have you always wanted to work with tools but haven't had the opportunity? Are you interested in technology but haven't had a chance to really try it out? Are you interested in investigating a career in a trade or technology field?


Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers this hands-on course to introduce women to a variety of basic technology and trade skills. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be issued a statement of attendance. The course details are as follows: Women in Trades and Technology Exploratory Course (CEXP 1604) This hands-on course for women offers an introduction to various trades and technology professions. Students will learn and perform actual tasks that are commonly practiced amongst trade and technology professionals. Upon successful completion of the course, you are issued a statement of attendance. The course provides women with: increased post-secondary training/education and employment potential in trades and technology; the opportunity to explore training options in a variety of trades and technology careers; gain a realistic understanding of the physical, emotional and academic requirements of training, education and employment in trades and technology careers. Shop sessions include: • Welding - you will learn to assemble and tack weld steel, use assorted shaping methods, as well as use cleaning, finishing and cutting tools • Automotive servicing - you will learn to perform a variety of vehicle checks as well as an oil and filter change • Carpentry - you will learn how to frame and erect a wall, install doors and/or windows. Laboratory Sessions include: • Civil Engineering Technology • Water Resources Engineering Technology • Environmental Engineering Technology • Computer Engineering Technology • Electrical Engineering Technology • Computer Programming/Business Information Systems

This hands-on course for women offers an introduction to a variety of basic trade skills. Course content includes Automotive Servicing, Carpentry, Electrical, Machining, Plumbing, and Welding (Sheet Metal and Masonry included at Saskatoon campus only).

Upon successful completion of the course, you are issued a statement of attendance. The course provides women with: increased post-secondary training/education and employment potential in trades the opportunity to explore training options in a variety of trades a realistic understanding of the physical, emotional and academic requirements of training/education and employment in trades Shop sessions include:
  • Welding - you will learn to assemble and tack weld steel, use assorted shaping methods, as well as use cleaning, finishing and cutting tools
  • Automotive servicing - you will learn to perform a variety of vehicle checks as well as an oil and filter change
  • Carpentry - you will learn how to frame and erect a wall, repair a hole in drywall and apply sheathing and drywall
  • Electrical - you will learn basic electrical tasks
  • Machining - you will learn to use tap and die, cutting, drilling and grinding tools
  • Plumbing - you will learn basic plumbing tasks

CSA Approved Steel Toed Safety boots are required for this course

For more information about Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina campus classes in Regina contact Jessica Baldwin at jessica.baldwin@saskpolytech.ca or 306-775-7427 and for Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus classes in Saskatoon contact Devin West at devin.west@saskpolytech.ca or 306-659-4863.

(includes student fees and GST)
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201403-3958January 15, 2015 - February 14, 2015
Thu - 7:00-9:00 pm
Sat - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Introductory class - Thursday, Jan. 15th from 7pm-9pm
Registration Deadline: January 16, 2015
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$160.00Regina
CRN: 201403-3955January 17, 2015 - February 1, 2015
Sun, Sat - 9:00 am-3:59 pm
Sat, Sun - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration Deadline: January 16, 2015
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$160.00Saskatoon

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