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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.

Register for the upcoming FREE webinar Best Practices in Retention and Supportive Services for Women in the Construction Industry Monday, June 20th 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern.  Here from industry experts on resources you can put into action to keep your skilled workforce investment! Register here:

Listen to Chicago Women in Trades Executive Director Jayne Vellinga and CWIT funder, Chicago Foundation for Women on Chicago’s local NPR station WBEZ’s Morning Shift here

Thanks to all who attended and volunteered to make the 2016 Women Build Nations conference a huge success this year!  We broke all attendance records with over 1,500 attendees – check out Contractor online magazine article here!

Check out this exciting new recruitment video we produced with our WANTO partners in Ohio for the mechanical trades – Building a Career in the Trades

Aspiring tradeswomen – take the first step toward your career in construction and attend our Information Session this Wednesday, June 1st at 10:30 AM.  Learn how to enroll in our FREE TRAINING PROGRAM at our office located at 2444 West 16th Street, Suite 300.  Parking and entrance are in the rear parking lot.  For more information call 312-942-1444 or download Information Session Times .

ABF Freight is hiring at several of their locations.  Apply online or see our Job Postings page for more details!

IBEW Local 134 is now open for registration for new applicants for its Electrical Trades Training Program.  Please register at IBEW-NECA Technical Institute 6201 W. 115th Street, Alsip, Illinois EVERY WEDNESDAY 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. or visit the website for more details or download application information here:  IBEW Local 134 Apprenticeship Application

Pipefitters Local 597 is now accepting applications the first Wednesday of every month     8:00 AM – 12:00 PM at 10850 W. 187th Street, St. Mokena, IL 60448.  For more details download application information here:  Pipefitters Local 597 Apprenticeship Application Process

Read the most recent Tradeswomen Tuesday blog about Jennifer Tabor, Wirewoman, IBEW Local 357, Las Vegas.

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