Attention aspiring tradeswomen!  Last chance to attend one of our information sessions for the April 2017 Technical Opportunities Program!  It’s free, and you will learn the skills needed to be successful in a skilled trades career in the construction or manufacturing industries. Join us Wednesday March 22nd at 5:30 PM at our offices 2444 W.16th Street 3rd Floor.  Start your career pathway now!

If you are an apprenticeship program, pre-apprenticeship training provider, employer, or other workforce practitioner, join us for a FREE webinar, Recruiting Women for Nontraditional Employment on Thursday, March 23rd at 2:00 PM Eastern. For more details, download the WANTO Webinar Flyer or register for the webinar here.  Join us to learn how to improve your recruitment efforts and attract qualified candidates to your program.

Save the date for the 2017 Women Build Nations conference October 13th – 15th 2017!  This year’s conference is co-sponsored by the North America’s Building Trades Unions and Chicago Women in Trades and will be held at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.  Stay tuned for hotel and conference registration coming soon!

The Chicago Pipefitters Local 597 accepts applications every first Wednesday of the Month – for more information on how to apply, please visit:  Local 597 JATC website here.

The Chicago Electricians Local 134 IBEW NECA JATC accepts applications every Wednesday.  For more information on how to apply, please visit:  Local 134 JATC website here.

The U.S. Department of Labor recently awarded a National Equity contract to Chicago Women in Trades’ National Center for Women’s Equity in Apprenticeship and Employment as part of a $20.4 million initiative to expand apprenticeship opportunities around the country, with a particular emphasis on expanding access to apprenticeships among women, people of color, and other underrepresented populations. The Center will work with a consortium of 10 organizations representing nearly every staffed tradeswomen’s organization in the country and national subject matter experts.  Read the full press release  here .

We have had a lot of requests for a link to the video featured at the 2016 Women Build Nations conference opening remarks – it’s finally here!  Did you hear the call? 

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