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Women are forging a space of their own in Chicago’s manufacturing industry.  CWIT and our partner, the Jane Addams Resource Corporation, are featured in this Reader article profiling CWIT graduate and pipefitter apprentice Arlena Williams.

Chicago Women in Trades drum line rocked the women’s march and made the New York Times Highlight Reel

CWIT grad and journey-level carpenter, Tamika Ward, talks to women in Englewood about careers in the construction trades.  ABC 7 News

Check out CWIT’s new video

Start the new year by applying to be an apprentice plumber with local #130.  Learn more Here

Aspiring tradeswomen please note that Midwest Canvas Corp is hiring for general labor position in manufacturing.  Please apply in person at: Midwest Canvas Corp., 4635 W. Lake Street, Chicago, Illinois  60644, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

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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