Hats Off!


Chicago Women in Trades is looking for talented, passionate people to join our team!  If you are interested in working for a dynamic feminist, grassroots organization, check out the two job openings we have open – Director of Communications cwit-director-of-communications-job-description and Case Manager cwit-case-manager-job-description.

Join Chicago Women in Trades in Celebrating 35 Years of Building Equal Opportunity on Monday, November 7th at our fundraising event, Raise Your Hard Hats! Join us as we honor and celebrate tradeswomen, our partners and our work at Lagunitas Brewing Company, 2607 W. 17th Street from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.  If you can’t join us but would like to support our work, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution.

Looking for manufacturing or additional industry certifications? Come to one of our Information Sessions to learn more about CWIT’s Welding Program and Technical Opportunities Program this Wednesday, October 19th at 10:30 AM or Wednesday, October 26th at 5:30 PM.  If you miss it, feel free to stop by on any 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 10:30 am or 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 5:30 pm.

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? 

Chicago Women in Trades was awarded a second two-year $650,000 Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to continue providing technical to ten states across the Midwest through our Midwest Technical Assistance Center! Congrats to our sister grantees Oregon Tradeswomen Inc. and Nontraditional Employment for Women in NYC!

Chicago Women in Trades was awarded $100,000 grant by Impact 100 Chicago for our welding program!  We are proud and honored to be a recipient of this funding which will allow us to expand our reach and teach more women important skills to be competitive in nontraditional employment!  Thank you Impact 100 Chicago for believing in our work and making a difference in the lives of women!  Read more about the award in the Chicago Tribune article here.

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