Women in Skilled Trades (WIST)

Each Women in Skilled Trades program offers gender sensitive in-class and on-the-job training to prepare women for employment in the skilled trades. The in-class component incorporates trade-specific training with enhanced mathematics, computer competencies, employability and workplace preparation to help women prepare for a predominately male work environment as well as to understand employer expectations. The work placement component provides women with the hands-on, practical skills and experience required to gain employment in the skilled trades.