WiTT has many different partner organizations and events to help increase opportunities for women across technology and trades.
Next Gen Professional YouTube Channel
Please see this link to access Next Gen Professional's channel which has content focused around work, the trades and technology, and preparing yourself for the future.
Women in Construction & Engineering Leadership Seminar Fall 2020 Virtual
Kiewit will be hosting the Fall 2020 Women in Construction and Engineering Leadership Seminar (WCELS) on December 2nd, 2020 and we are now accepting nominations! Due to the ever changing circumstances with COVID-19, we will be hosting the event virtually.
WCELS is an event focused on developing the leadership skills of collegiate women interested in construction and design engineering. Qualified candidates are current undergraduate students who have strong leadership potential, a drive for success, with a passion for the construction and engineering fields.
It is now your turn to send in your recommendations! Nominations are due by October 2nd, 2020 and can be completed HERE!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
New: Beyond Boundaries Women’s Accelerator program
Beyond Boundaries is an accelerator program in the Halton Region aimed to advance women’s economic empowerment. Our objective is to support women entrepreneurs to grow, scale-up their business and reach global markets. The program is part of the Government of Canada Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES).
Intake May/June 2021, starts September 2021
- September 2021 – Kick-off, Think Big & Scale
- October 2021 – Sales Excellence
- November 2021 – Financial Acumen for Scale
- December 2021 – Technology Strategy
- January 2022 – Final presentations and wrap up
For more information, visit the Beyond Boundaries webpage.
New: Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women
In Budget 2018, the Government of Canada announced a new Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women to further support women in entering, progressing, and completing their training in Red Seal trades where women are underrepresented. Learn more about these incentive grants at Government of Canada.
The goal of Techsploration is to increase the number of women working in science, engineering, trades, and technology-related occupations by assisting young women from diverse backgrounds to explore a wide range of career options in fields where women are significantly underrepresented. Our hands-on, mentor-led programming for young women in Grades 9 through 12 creates awareness about the role of work in their lives and helps them understand the significance of math and science for their future careers. Does the program work? Nearly 50% of our alumnae pursue careers in one of our four areas of focus!
Techsploration is a recipient of a 2017 NOW! Nova Scotia Good News Award and was recognized nationally with the 2018 Women in Communications and Technology Leadership Excellence Award for Empowerment.
To learn more, visit their website.
OACETT have been putting on webinars for students interested in joining OACETT, to give them some background information on the association. Here is a link to our website with more information: https://www.oacett.org/Why-Join/Webinar_Wednesdays. OACETT’s College Outreach Manager, Trish Tedoldi can also accommodate requests for presentations that are outside of the Wednesday timeline. She can be contacted at ttedoldi [at] oacett.org ().
For students who are members, OACETT has been putting on a variety of continuing professional development sessions and general interest webinars from April on topics such as: lean six sigma (white, yellow, green belt), how to maximize your resume/linkedin/cover letter, leadership. To name a few. Some are free and some are paid sessions. However, all are offered at significantly reduced rates.
Great External Resource
Rhyze Ventures is a custom-designed program created by women entrepreneurs, for women entrepreneurs. We have crafted a balance of in-class learning, practical hands-on project work, mentorship, and peer-to-peer networking to address your biggest business challenges, push your boundaries, and see you through to implementation.
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.
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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, 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)