Women in Trades and Technology (WITT) Powered by Orano
Women in Trades and Technology (WITT) Powered by Orano supports women to succeed in non-traditional careers. We have coordinators on every campus to support your trades or technology journey at Sask Polytech. Additionally, we provide access to education for those looking to enter a trades or technology field and career support after you have completed your program. We want to change the trades and technology industries by making them a first-choice career option for women. WITT supports include, but are not limited to:
- Award and scholarship information
- Program specific tutors
- Mentorship opportunities
- Drop-in consultations
- Networking opportunities
- Campus tours
- Career Development program
When I first began thinking of the trades as a career option, I was overwhelmed with my choices and I had no idea which trade would be best for me. I thought I may like being an electrician but had never done anything like that before so wasn’t sure. I decided to take the Women in Trades Exploratory course and discovered that electrical wasn’t for me but surprisingly I really liked the mechanics portion. I enrolled in and recently completed the applied certificate Heavy Equipment Truck and Transport program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic and am now a level 1 Technician! I love the program and the trade and am looking forward to what my future holds! Thank you WITT!
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Uranium producer Orano Canada’s gift aims to help expand support for trades training mentorship and hands-on learning for women living close to mining operations.
Orano Canada is empowering the future for women in technical trades with a $1 million gift to Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Women in Trades and Technology (WITT) program. This generous investment will increase awareness and promote training opportunities for women in trades across Saskatchewan.
WITT works with instructors, employers, professionals and non-profits to build curriculum for camps, workshops and mentorship programs that teach women valuable skills, encourage women to think about different career options and address barriers that may limit women in trades and technologies.