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Women in Trades and Technology (WITT)

Is it time for you to start planning for the career of your future? Have you always wanted to work with tools but haven't had the opportunity? Are you interested in technology but haven't had a chance to really try it out? Are you interested in investigating a career in a trade or technology field?


Mom and Daughter GETT Camp and Race

Ever heard of the Girls Exploring Trades and Technology (GETT) camp? This is the mother/daughter edition.

Together, you and your daughter compete as a team to design, build and race a go-cart of your very own. You will learn skills and gain knowledge, while meeting positive role models within various trades and technology industries. This four-day weekend camp culminates with a great race on the final Sunday. Only 5 spots available, so sign-up fast!

For moms with daughters in grade 6, 7 or 8.  

Register for the GETT camp by calling Crystal Stadnyk at 306-659-4863 or by email at crystal.stadnyk@siast.sk.ca.



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Mom and Daughter PicoCricket Workshop

 

Want to unleash your inner inventor?  This workshop gives you and your daughter an opportunity to come up with your own creation and use the PicoCricket computers to bring it to life with sounds, lights, and/or movement.  The easy-to-use system gives a fun-filled opportunity to expand your computer skills and learn about computer programming.  The focus is on fun, creativity and opening doors, so don’t worry if you have never programmed before. No technical experience is required!

 

For mothers with daughters in grade 5 to 7.  

Register for the PicoCricket workshop by calling Crystal Stadnyk at 306-659-4863 or by email at crystal.stadnyk@siast.sk.ca.



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Women in Technology Exploratory Course

The technology division offers this hands-on course to introduce women to a variety of basic technology skills. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be issued a statement of attendance.

The course will provide women with the opportunity to:

  • practice technical skills in a wide range of technology fields
  • realistically assess their own ability to work in a technology field
  • gain knowledge of the range of possible technology occupations
  • make informed career choices through labour market knowledge
  • enhance self-esteem, self-confidence and self-motivation

We encourage agency sponsorship if you are retraining.

     

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Women in Trades Exploratory Course (CEXP 1600)

This hands-on course for women offers an introduction to a variety of basic trade skills. Course content includes Automotive Servicing, Building Systems, Carpentry, Machine Shop and Welding. Upon successful completion of the course, you are issued a statement of attendance.

The course provides women with:

  • increased post-secondary training/education and employment potential in trades
  • the opportunity to explore training options in a variety of trades
  • a realistic understanding of the physical, emotional and academic requirements of training/education and employment in trades
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Shop sessions include:

  1. Welding - you will learn to assemble and tack weld steel, use assorted shaping methods, as well as use clearning, finishing and cutting tools
  2. Automotive servicing - you will learn to perform a variety of vehicle checks as well as an oil and filter change
  3. Carpentry - you will learn how to frame and erect a wall, repair a hole in drywall and apply sheathing and drywall
  4. Machining - you will learn to use tap and die, cutting, drilling and grinding tools
  5. Building systems - you will learn basic plumbing tasks

For more information about Regina classes contact Anna Kwasnica at anna.kwasnica@siast.sk.ca or 306-775-7427 and for Saskatoon classes contact Devin West at devin.west@siast.sk.ca or (306)659-4863.

 

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SIAST is Saskatchewan's primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training. A member of Polytechnics Canada, SIAST's programs range from certificates to degrees. The institution serves 26,000 distinct students through campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities.

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