Women in Trades and Technology (WITT)
Women in Trades and Technology (WITT) 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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