Women in Technology and Trades

Skilled trades student working

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.

 

Rube Goldberg Machine Competition

In order to highlight the creativity and innovation of our WiTT community, we are hosting a Rube Goldberg Machine competition. Participants must create a Rube Goldberg machine, and submit a summary of their machine, along with a video of it being used to accomplish a task by 11:59 PM on Friday, November 27.  This competition is open to all high school and college students regardless of gender.

Click here to learn more.

Please contact mohawkwitt [at] mohawkcollege.ca for registration details.

WiTTConnect Meet-ups

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.

Upcoming sessions:

Rube Goldberg Machine Competition/Design Thinking 

Wednesday, December 2, 12:00 - 1:00 EST

mohawkwitt [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Click here to register for this session.)

 

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.

Upcoming sessions include:

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Presented by Mini Thomas, M.Eng,P.Eng,PhD(candidate)

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Wednesday, December 2, 4:00 - 5:30 PM EST

mohawkwitt [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Click here to register for this session.)

Contact MohawkWITT [at] mohawkcollege.ca for more information

Previous Event Topics

  • Mentorship
  • Networking
  • Technology Resources Available
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Learning about each other's programs "Speed Dating"
  • Sustainability
  • Co-curricular Record and Public Speaking
  • Stress Management
  • Lock Picking
  • Hacking
  • Energy use and how to machine code to operate a process controller
  • STEM T-Shirt Making
  • Drones
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Creating a Brush Motor
  • Remote Working/Learning Tips
  • Future of Work

Curriculum WiTTKits

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 click here. The page will be updated shortly with more information.

WiTT Vidoes

Click here to view our WiTT page.

WiTT Partners

To learn more about our partners and external opportunities, click here

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.

Contact Us

If you would like to receive ongoing communication about events and upcoming opportunities with WITT, connect with us!

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) .

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