Women In Trades

Saskatchewan Women in Trades and Technology (SaskWITT) is a provincial organization that promotes and assists in the recruitment, training and successful employment of women in predominantly male trades, technology operations and blue-collar work.

The Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) is a national coalition of groups that aims to promote women in science, engineering, trades and technology; celebrating women's contributions to these fields. Saskatchewan Polytechnic is a member of both organizations and offers programs to support a transition to trades.

Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies offer a Women in Trades (WIT) program is specifically designed to assist women who want to develop the basic skills necessary for entry-level work in construction. The main focus of the program is hands-on skill development. Courses include construction academics, site safety, use of hand tools, and construction basics. Participants also have an opportunity to develop an understanding of the work involved in trades such as carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting, framing, drywall application and roofing.