Welcome to the New Home of CCWESTT

As a national organization of groups, institutions and industries, the Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT) is proud to promote girls and women studying and working in these fields.

It celebrates the contributions of women in all spheres of Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology, from education to retention and leadership.

Congratulations to Edmonton's Science Mom!

Margaret Ann Armour is one of five Edmonton leaders to have a school named after them.
Read the story in the Edmonton Journal

Women respond to astrophysicist's statement

Margaret-Ann Armour, WinSETT President, responded on May 21 to statements by a prominent astrophysicist in the US who said he considered scientists as "boys with toys". Twitter went into full action and now women around the world are tweeting pictures of themselves with their scientific and engineering equipment using the  hashtag #girlswithtoys.
Hear the response from Margaret-Ann Armour during a CBC interview.

Irving Shipbuilding Partners with Women Unlimited
Provides Community College Funding and Job Opportunities at Halifax Shipyard
February 17, 2015, Halifax, NS

Irving Shipbuilding in partnership with Women Unlimited will provide education funding and job opportunities to 20 women who will participate in the welding and metal fabrication programs at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Akerley Campus.

The partnership is an outcome of Irving Shipbuilding's Centre of Excellence funding announced in October 2012. The mandate of the Centre of Excellence is to provide Nova Scotians, with particular focus on under-represented Nova Scotians, with applicable programs and training to optimize opportunities to work in the marine industry.

Read the complete story
See the video on YouTube

CCWESTT is proud to be a member!

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum / Forum canadien sur l'apprentissage (CAF-FCA) is a national not-for-profit organization working with stakeholders in all regions of Canada. As a national voice for the apprenticeship community, CAF-FCA influences apprenticeship strategies through research, discussion and collaboration – sharing insights across trades, across sectors and across the country – to promote apprenticeship as an effective model for training and education. For more information, visit the CAF-FCA website at www.caf-fca.org.

Coming Events

CCWESTT Conference 
Ottawa, ON
May 4 to 6, 2016
The conference web site is under construction at  www.ccwestt2016.org. Please check it later this spring for details.

CCWESTT is pleased to promote conferences and major events related to it's mission and purpose, and events hosted by member organizations. If you have an event coming up and wish to inquire about having it listed here, please go to our Contact Us page and email Administration.