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Women in Trades and Technology

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?

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Girls Exploring Trades and Technology (GETT)

Girls Exploring Trades and Technology (GETT) Camps

Sponsored by SaskPower

GETT camps are fun ways to introduce girls currently in grades 6, 7 and 8 to possible future careers in trades and technology while they attend an enjoyable week-long day camp. Girls are introduced to women who work in a variety of fulfilling occupations who spend time promoting the importance of career awareness through activities with the participants.

Benefits of attending a camp include:

  • Girls build self-awareness and confidence.
  • Girls understand that they have options to select occupations according to their own talents, skills and abilities.
  • Girls think about career options that go beyond the societal norm and they see themselves as a person first, not a gender.
  • Girls learn through doing that they have strength, agility, stamina and other traits required for working in physical occupations.
  • Girls learn how to safely use shop tools.

Each girl gets a chance to use tools and participate in a collaborative style in creative decisions. Girls are encouraged to be inventive and solve problems using all of the materials at hand. They work individually or in pairs on each project, with the final project being the design and construction of either a go-cart or scooter.

After completing the camp, girls are excited and empowered by their experiences. Tools and technology are demystified and are placed in a real context for them. As a result, girls can see themselves working in one of the otherwise overlooked technology and trades occupations.

SaskPower
Learn more about courses and resources for Women in Trades and Technology at saskpolytech.ca/WITT.

This course currently has no offerings.

Mind Over Metal Camp

Mind Over Metal Camp
Rock your world this summer with an introduction to welding.

For girls age 12-15.

The Mind over Metal Camps were developed to expose youth to the exciting career opportunities available in welding. The camps provide a safe learning environment to try welding; something they may never have thought of.

Camps provide direction to youth to encourage them to stay in school, make good decisions and explore new things. Participants learn that welding careers are vast and can take you virtually anywhere in the world.

  • Camp is free of charge and generously funded by the CWA Foundation.
  • Breakfast and lunch provided.
  • Pizza lunch will be on Friday July 22 at 12 noon for parents and participants.

For more information, contact Tammie Pawlust at 306-765-1916 or email tammie.pawlust@saskpolytech.ca.

“The thing I really enjoy about welding is the diversity, Just because you begin your career as a welder, doesn’t mean
you’re going to retire a welder. The opportunities are endless and welding is everywhere – all you have to do is look
around you.”
Miley Jones, Welding Student | Summer Camp Student



Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
July 18, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Registration deadline: July 8, 2016
Register Online
$0.00Prince AlbertCRN: 201601-99
The Women in Trades Exploratory Workshop is a hands-on, one weekend workshop offering an introduction to a variety of basic plumbing and electrical skills. Upon successful completion of the workshop, you are issued a statement of attendance. The workshop provides women with: - Non-credit post-secondary training/education and employment potential in trades. - A realistic understanding of the physical, emotional, and academic requirements of training/education and employment in trades. Shop sessions include: - Plumbing - you will learn how to solder, install a faucet and toilet, and basic furnace and hot water heater maintenance. - Electrical - you will learn how to wire a light, a switch, and an electrical outlet. CSA approved steel toed safety boots are required for this workshop. For more information about this workshop, please contact a WITT Coordinator at your preferred campus at www.saskpolytech.ca/WITT.

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
November 26, 2016 - November 27, 2016
Sun, Sat - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: November 18, 2016
Register Online
$150.00Prince AlbertCRN: 201602-814
April 8, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Sun, Sat - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: April 1, 2017
Register Online
$150.00Prince AlbertCRN: 201603-921

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 our Regina campus classes, contact Michelle Lanoie at michelle.lanoie@saskpolytech.ca or 306-775-7503. For our Saskatoon campus classes, contact Brittany Grimsdale at brittany.grimsdale@saskpolytech.ca or 306-659-4863

(includes student fees and GST)
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
October 15, 2016 - November 20, 2016
Oct 15-16, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oct 22-23, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nov 5-6, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nov 19-20, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Room: 128
Registration deadline: October 7, 2016
Register Online
$300.00ReginaCRN: 201602-756
February 4, 2017 - March 5, 2017
Feb 4-5, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Feb 11-12, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Feb 25-26, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mar 4-5, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration deadline: January 27, 2017
Register Online
$300.00ReginaCRN: 201603-834
October 15, 2016 - November 20, 2016
Oct 15-16, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oct 22-23, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nov 5-6, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nov 19-20, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Registration deadline: October 7, 2016
Register Online
$300.00SaskatoonCRN: 201602-757
February 4, 2017 - March 5, 2017
Feb 4-5, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Feb 11-12, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Feb 25-26, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mar 4-5, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration deadline: January 27, 2017
Register Online
$300.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-835
This Women in Trades Workshop is a hands-on career exploration opportunity for women 16+ offering an introduction to a variety of basic automotive and electrical skills. Course content includes: - Welding - you will learn to assemble and tack weld steel, use assorted shaping methods, as well as use cleaning, finishing and cutting tools. - Carpentry - you will learn how to frame and erect a wall. CSA Approved Steel Toed Safety boots are required for this course. For more information, please contact a WITT Coordinator at your preferred campus at www.saskpolytech.ca/WITT.

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
November 5, 2016 - November 6, 2016
Sun, Sat - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: October 28, 2016
Register Online
$150.00Moose JawCRN: 201602-760
October 22, 2016 - October 23, 2016
Sun, Sat - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: October 14, 2016
Register Online
$150.00Prince AlbertCRN: 201602-813
March 18, 2017 - March 19, 2017
Sun, Sat - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: March 10, 2017
Register Online
$150.00Prince AlbertCRN: 201603-920

Outreach Programs

Take a look at the Outreach Programs where each activity is targeted for a specific age group and see why Saskatchewan Polytechnic is viewed as a leader in the advancement of WITT programs in Canada.

Our Sponsors

 

 

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Membership

The Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) is a national coalition of groups that aims to promote women in science, engineering, trades and technology; celebrating women's contributions to these fields. Saskatchewan Polytechnic is a member.

For more information contact a WITT Facilitator or Coordinator

Provincial Facilitator
Jessica Baldwin
306-775-7427
jessica.baldwin@saskpolytech.ca

Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Moose Jaw
Lisa Grudnizki, Coordinator
306-691-8446
Lisa.grudnizki@saskpolytech.ca

Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Prince Albert
Tammie Pawlust, Coordinator
306-765-1916
tammie.pawlust@saskpolytech.ca

Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Regina
Michelle Lanoie, Coordinator
306-775-7503
michelle.lanoie@saskpolytech.ca

Saskatchewan Polytechnic in Saskatoon
Brittany Grimsdale, Coordinator
306-659-4863
brittany.grimsdale@saskpolytech.ca

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