What is WITT?
WITT is a group that increases opportunities and supports for women in technology and trades in all fields, through a rich networking and support community. WITT welcomes industry, staff, students and faculty across all areas of the college and all genders, backgrounds, races and orientation to become involved and contribute to the support of women in technology and/or trades.
WITT strives to provide:
- Mentoring and coaching
- Networking opportunities
- Career exploration
- Pathways for success
Did you know?
In 2017, Mohawk participated in a Canada 150 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) workshop. Participants at this workshop identified the need for females in technology to network as a community.
Also in 2017, Mohawk conducted a research project on women in trades that confirmed that while the general workforce is comprised of both men and women, in skilled trades only 3-5% of the workforce is comprised of women. As the average age of skilled trade workers approaches retirement, there is a clear opportunity for women and other underrepresented groups to seek rewarding careers in skilled trades. As a result of these findings, WITT was formed.
Picture a Scientist Film
Tribeca Film Festival winner “Picture a Scientist” will be available Tuesday, June 1 – Thursday, June 3, through our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Women in Technology and Trades (WiTT) departments.
This important movie focuses on challenges faced by women who wish to pursue careers in the sciences. Join us Monday, June 7 from 4- 6pm, following the virtual screening, for a live panel discussion with experts who will share insights and ways to address the barriers faced by women in these fields.
The trailer for the film can be found here: https://www.pictureascientist.com/media.
This opportunity is open to all Mohawk College students and staff, we encourage you join us for the screening, and the important panel discussion.
Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - Thursday, June 3, 2021
Time: Any time during this period
Date: Monday, June 7, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Virtual Social Hour
Virtual Social Hours are one hour sessions that will give you an opportunity to meet fellow group members and become involved with an inclusive community, while learning more about technology and the trades.
The first Virtual Social Hour will be taking place Friday, May 21 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST.
Please contact MohawkWiTT [at] mohawkcollege.ca to register for the event.
Upcoming Symposium: Advocacy
Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
mohawkwitt [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Register for the Symposium )
WiTTConnect Meet-ups are one hour sessions that will give you an opportunity to meet fellow group members and become involved with an inclusive community, while learning more about technology and the trades. Each session will consist of an update of WiTT events and opportunities, a curriculum kit showcase and an activity related to a WiTT field, or career skill.
WiTTConnect Tech Talks
WiTTConnect Tech Talks are an opportunity to learn about emerging technology fields from a faculty member or industry partner working in the field.
Interested in Trying a Trade?
The District School Board of Niagara has great opportunities to try out different trades. Please click here to check them out!
Previous Event Topics
- Technology Resources Available
- LinkedIn Profile
- Learning about each other's programs "Speed Dating"
- Co-curricular Record and Public Speaking
- Stress Management
- Lock Picking
- Energy use and how to machine code to operate a process controller
- STEM T-Shirt Making
- Augmented and Virtual Reality
- Creating a Brush Motor
- Remote Working/Learning Tips
- Future of Work
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
Have you heard out our WiTT curriculum kits? A curriculum kit looks at how ideas concepts and ideas in science, engineering, math, and technology work together to help students engage with STEM based curriculum and virtualizations in small achievable tasks.
To learn more, please visit Women in Technology and Trades STEM Kits.
Visit Women in Technology and Trades Videos to view our WiTT page.
To learn more about our partners and external opportunities, visit Women in Technology and Trades Partners.
RBC Future Launch Program
All of our Women in Technology and Trades initiatives are made possible with the generous support of RBC and the RBC Future Launch Program.
If you would like to receive ongoing communication about events and upcoming opportunities with WITT, visit Women in Technology and Trades Partners!
For more information on how to participate, please contact MohawkWITT [at] mohawkcollege.ca.
If you are an industry professional and are looking to support WITT, please contact Rebecca Isowa at rebecca.isowa [at] mohawkcollege.ca (subject: WITT%20Industry%20Inquiry)