The WEST Fund was established in memory of Ros Wall who was instrumental in setting up a range of local and national projects to encourage women and girls to take up careers in non-traditional roles in Science, Engineering, Technology and the Built Environment. WEST is a voluntary organisation based in Sheffield and run by a group of trustees who have been involved in this area since the 1980s. Every year WEST makes small bursaries to offer practical support to women and girls who are learning or working in a non-traditional role or would like to do start to do this. For the last five years the bursary money has been raised through an annual film night. In 2013 WEST received funds to develop outreach work. It is now working with three partners and other organisations to encourage girls and women in Sheffield to get involved in subjects and careers that they might not usually consider.

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07 May 2015

Career with a spark!

Are you looking for a new career?

  • More and more women and girls are training to become electricians.
  • Maybe you are thinking of returning to work, or want a whole new change in career?
  • Maybe you are a Y11 girl who hasn’t decided what to do next year?
  • A job in construction is not just for boys.

If you think becoming an electrician could be the right choice for you then come along to a free taster session to find out more.

  • Find out about apprenticeships, jobs and careers
  • Discover what training courses are starting this September
  • Have a go at some fun practical activities
  • Meet female electricians and students
  • Find out about potential funding on offer while you train
  • Enjoy a free lunch

Monday 22 June 2015 10am – 2.30pm
The Sheffield College,Granville Road, Sheffield S2 2RL

Places are free, but limited and you need to book.

Contact Liz on 0745 4400026 or info@westskills.org.uk

Brought to you along with The Sheffield College, NICEIC and JTL training

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Introduction to wallpapering at WICAT >
10am - 4pm Saturday 06 June 2015
Women's Construction Centre, 21 Buckenham St, Sheffield S4 7JQ

Electrics at WICAT >
10am - 4pm Saturday 06 June 2015
Women's Construction Centre, 21 Buckenham St, Sheffield S4 7JQ

Plastering at WICAT >
10am - 4pm Saturday 13 June 2015
Women's Construction Centre, 21 Buckenham St, Sheffield S4 7JQ

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