Chicago Women in Trades

Chicago Women in Trades
Chicago Women in Trades
Chicago Women in Trades (CWIT) is celebrating 25 years of supporting, encouraging, and training women in high-skilled, high-wage nontraditional careers. Originally established by tradeswomen as a support network, CWIT addresses the barriers that prohibit women and girls from entering and succeeding in male-dominated industries by creating opportunities and promoting equitable workplaces and conditions.To accomplish these goals CWIT provides support, advocacy, and education to tradeswomen; works to increase training for women and girls to enter nontraditional jobs; provides technical assistance to employers, unions, and other tradeswomen groups; documents trends in the nontraditional workplace; and advocates for improved policies and practices that support women’s access to nontraditional training and jobs, as well as success and safety on the job.Since its founding in 1981,Chicago Women in Trades has grown from a small, all-volunteer networking group into a multi-service organization with three direct service programs, numerous policy initiatives, technical assistance services, and paid staff. Today, CWIT is the only organization in Illinois working consistently on issues concerning equitable employment conditions and policies for women in the trades and other nontraditional occupations and is a leader of this work nationally.
Address: Chicago Women In Trades
  1455 S. Michigan, #210
  Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312-942-1444

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