…We are really excited to announce that this year’s November event (on the 29th, get it in your diary!) will be fundraising for and working with WiCAT (Women in Construction, Arts and Technology). More details will follow shortly, but in the meantime, read a bit about who they are and what they do:
Women in Construction Arts and Technology Ltd, known as WiCAT, is a dynamic organisation run by women for women to promote and support women in non traditional trades.
The project is based at the Women’s Construction Centre in Burngreave, Sheffield.
WiCAT runs introductory courses for women in a whole variety of trades and skills that women don’t usually have access to. Most classes are run on evenings and weekends to accommodate women with work and family commitments. Some courses are held for men and women, but all classes are taught by skilled and qualified women who have construction industry experience.
The Centre allows women not only to train in the workshop but, where safety allows, gives them the opportunity to undertake real jobs in the development and maintenance of the Centre.
There is a tool library for women who have done courses to borrow tools.
WiCAT also promotes networking events for women working in the trades and holds quarterly networking events for tradeswomen and those training in non traditional trades to meet and support one another.