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!

Please join us for a night out to view the screening of Dawn Jone’s Redstone’s critically acclaimed short film, Sista in the Brotherhood, about a female carpenter’s journey of strength and determination. The film will screen on Thursday, March 2nd at 6:15 PM as part of a program of short films at the Chicago Feminist Film Festival. Please join us after the film for conversation at Vice District Brewing 1454 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605

Interested in a career in the skill trades or manufacturing? Come learn more about the opportunities and CWIT’s Technical Opportunities Program and Welding Program on Wednesday, March 1st at 6:00 PM at our offices, located at 2444 W.16th Street, Suite 3E.  Download a flyer for more details on the CWIT Orientation to the Trades Open House – March 1st 2017.

The Joint Apprenticeship Committee for Plumbers Local 130 will be accepting applications for admission to the 2017 Plumbing Apprenticeship Program.  Applications are being accepted through THURSDAY, February 23, 2017. For more information on how to apply, please visit: Local 130 JATC website here.

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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