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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?

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Upcoming Events

Skills Work! Young Women's Conference
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: - Automotive - you will learn to perform a variety of vehicle checks, an oil and filter change, and a tire change. - 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 course. For more information, please contact a WITT Coordinator at your preferred campus at www.saskpolytech.ca/WITT.

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April 1, 2017 - April 2, 2017
Sun, Sat - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: March 26, 2017
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$150.00Moose JawCRN: 201603-3497
The Women in Trades Exploratory Workshop is a hands-on, one weekend workshop for women 16+ offering an introduction to a variety of basic carpentry and welding 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: Carpentry - you will learn how to frame and erect a wall. CSA approved steel toed safety boots are required for this workshop; Welding - you will learn to assemble and tack weld steel, use assorted shaping methods, as well as use cleaning, finishing and cutting tools. For more information about this workshop, please contact a WITT Coordinator at your preferred campus at www.saskpolytech.ca/WITT.

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April 22, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Sun, Sat - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: April 17, 2017
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$150.00Moose JawCRN: 201603-3499
March 18, 2017 - March 19, 2017
Sun, Sat - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: March 10, 2017
Call 1-866-467-4278 or
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$150.00Prince AlbertCRN: 201603-920
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.

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April 8, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Sun, Sat - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: April 1, 2017
Call 1-866-467-4278 or
Register Online
$150.00Prince AlbertCRN: 201603-921
This hands-on 2-day workshop for women 15 years of age and up, is designed for students interested in exploring careers in technology, including Electrical Engineering Technology and Engineering Design and Drafting Technology. Electrical engineering technologists are specialists in the generation, transmission, distribution and utilization of energy. They study topics including basic electricity, industrial control systems, electrical power generation, electrical machines, industrial electronics, and electrical system design. Engineering Design and Drafting Technologists participate in multi-discipline engineering projects. As technologists in this dynamic role, they use industry-standard software to collaborate, design, model, draft, coordinate and document projects in many disciplines, such as construction, mining and manufacturing. No personal protective equipment is required for this course. Safety eye glasses will be provided. However, persons with prescription glasses are encouraged to bring their own safety glasses to fit around prescription eye glasses.

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April 29, 2017 - April 30, 2017
Sun, Sat - 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Registration deadline: April 23, 2017
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$0.00Moose JawCRN: 201603-3848

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

Please call 306-775-7427 to inquire about financial assistance.



This course currently has no offerings.

The Young Women's Conference is an exciting event that encourages grade 9 to 12 girls from around Saskatchewan to investigate careers in skilled trades and technologies. It is held annually in conjunction with the Skills Canada Saskatchewan competition, which is an event that highlights skilled trades and technologies through a series of competitions for secondary and post-secondary competitors.

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April 7, 2017
Fri - 8:45 am-3:15 pm
Registration deadline: March 31, 2017
Register Online
$0.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-3561

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.

Mentorship Program

As a female Sask Polytech student, apprentice or alumna in trades and technologies, you can access support and mentorship through your education and after graduation. Want to get involved? Become a mentor or find a mentor today.

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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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