What is WiTT?
WiTT is a group that increases opportunities and supports for women and gender-diverse people 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.
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Watch our Ideal Workplace Symposium
This event is available now on the Symposium page.
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You can watch the event recording by visiting our events page.
Visit our events page to learn about upcoming events and view past events.
Resources for Students
To learn more about our partners and external opportunities, visit Women in Technology & Trades Partners.
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 & Trades STEM Kits.
RBC Future Launch Program
All of our Women in Technology & 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 & 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)