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 three 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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22 Aug 2014

Women's Furniture Making Workshop...

…is recruiting now!

Have you ever fancied having a go at woodwork?

Wondered about taking up furniture making as a career?

You can learn how to use hand tools and larger wood machines to make small pieces of furniture at the Women’s Furniture Making Workshop, at Sheffield College. You could start by making a simple project and as your skills develop, you can go on to make a simple piece of furniture such as a small table, or maybe even a project of your own.

The Women’s Furniture Making Workshop is staffed by female lecturers and technicians, and runs some mixed, and some women only courses. It provides a safe and supportive classroom for you to learn new skills.

There are still places on:

  • City & Guilds Diploma levels 2 & 3 – Mondays and Tuesdays day time (for women and men)
  • NCFE levels 1, 2 & 3 – Wednesday daytimes (for women only)

 

To enrol, visit the Sheffield College website. For more details, give Anna Childs a ring on 0114 260 2600.

 

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Plastering at WICAT >
10am - 4pm Saturday 06 September 2014
@ Women's Construction Centre, 21 Buckenham Street, Sheffield S4 7JQ
Joinery at WICAT >
6pm - 9pm Wednesday 10 September 2014
@ Women's Construction Centre, 21 Buckenham Street, Sheffield S4 7JQ
Painting and decorating at WICAT >
6pm - 9pm Thursday 11 September 2014
@ Women's Construction Centre, 21 Buckenham Street, Sheffield S4 7JQ
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