Established in 1987, the Technical Opportunities Program (TOP) is a pre-apprenticeship program preparing women to compete for and succeed in construction apprenticeship programs and other related nontraditional occupations.   CWIT offers three sessions of this 12-week, approximately 180 hour course,  serving an average of 75 women annually.  Find out more.

Strong welding skills are sought after in many sectors of our economy.  To ensure that women are qualified for and able to advance in these occupations, CWIT is partnering with the Jane Addams Resource Corporation to provide women with welding instruction, primarily geared toward preparing them for entry level manufacturing jobs.  The approximately 13 week, full-time training program provides successful graduates with fork lift driving and OSHA 10 certification as well as American Welding Society credentials.  Find out more.

Complementing our work preparing women for successful careers in high-skilled, blue-collar occupations,  CWIT seeks to improve opportunity and working conditions for women in construction and other male dominated occupations by developing and promoting policies and practices that support women’s careers.  Find out more.

National Center for Women’s Equity in Apprenticeship and Employment
With support from the Department of Labor’s Women in Apprenticeable and Nontraditional Occupations program and the it’s Apprenticeship USA investment, CWIT is providing training, technical assistance, and resource materials to registered apprenticeship, pre-apprenticeship, and other training and workforce development providers to build the capacity of these organizations to prepare, train and retain women in construction careers.   Click here to access our Technical Assistance Center website which includes of wide range of tools, curriculum and guidance to support organizations interested in improving the participation of women in their programs. Find out more.