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WEST on Newsround

WEST on Newsround

Posted on October 7, 2014 in News, Yes We Can! Kids Books

We're thrilled to bits to have our Yes We Can kids' activity book featured on CBBC Newsround! Big thanks to Laura the Handywoman and the kids who tested out the book which features illustrations of real life local tradeswomen. The activities show all sorts of tradeswomen and scientists doing their jobs,…

Bring kids to meet us!

Bring kids to meet us!

Posted on September 17, 2014 in News, Yes We Can! Kids Books

Have you got young kids..? We are really excited to be launching Yes We Can, our brand new - and free - activity book especially for them! Come and meet Kay the plumber, Mandy the electrician & Tracy the bricklayer Have a go at colouring, dot-to-dot and spot the difference and…

New term…

New term...

Posted on August 22, 2014 in News

The Women's Furniture Making Workshop at Sheffield College is recruiting now! Have you ever fancied having a go at woodwork? Wondered about taking up furniture making as a career? Learn how to make, restore and upcycle furniture Gain new skills and confidence Women-only class with female tutor and technician Fits in…

8 Ages of Engineering Women!

8 Ages of Engineering Women!

Posted on July 22, 2014 in News

To celebrate National Women in Engineering Day last month, WEST got together with our partners at WISET and 8 very talented women to take this photo. The 8 engineering women from left to right are: Kathleen Roberts (92). One of Sheffield's Women of Steel, Kathleen worked in the steelworks during…

Still a few places…

Still a few places...

Posted on July 21, 2014 in Events, News

...on WICAT's home maintenance courses in September, including Car Maintenance on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September. You'll get the chance to strip and rebuild an engine jack up the car and change a tyre check the brakes find out what the pistons, valves and big end do!   See events…

Nominate a woman you know…

Nominate a woman you know...

Posted on June 27, 2014 in News

...for a 2014 WISE Award. Run by the WISE Campaign every year, there are categories for individual women and girls who are ideal role models to inspire the next generation of girls teachers, careers advisers and recruitment campaigns for growing the talent pipeline employers, leaders and champions who are making…

WEST bursaries – coming soon!

WEST bursaries - coming soon!

Posted on April 30, 2014 in News, WEST Bursary

We are going to launch this year's bursaries in mid May - so please keep in touch. Grants of up to £500 will be available for women wanting to train or study in sectors and trades linked to science, engineering, technology or the built environment - and that are "non-traditional"…

Mandy building the future

Mandy building the future

Posted on April 8, 2014 in News

Sheffield electrician Mandy Reynolds has written a chapter for a hard-punching new research publication called Building the Future: Women in Construction. Edited by Meg Munn MP and published by the Smith Institute,  Mandy contributed an excellent section called How can women be inspired to enter the industry. Mandy is also…

WICAT launches Home Maintenance courses

WICAT launches Home Maintenance courses

Posted on April 1, 2014 in News

WICAT (Women in Construction, Arts and Technology) has just launched its new and extensive home maintenance course programme at the Women's Construction Centre in Burngreave. There are 27 courses running between April and Autumn in: Bricklaying Fixing to Walls Car Maintenance Tiling Joinery Plastering Plumbing Painting and Decorating Electrics   “The idea…

Furniture making taster

Furniture making taster

Posted on March 10, 2014 in News

Sorry - booked up! But please contact Liz to go on the waiting list or for future sessions - 0745 4400026 and info@westskills.org.uk You can also find out about future events if you sign up to our eNewsletter - fill in the box on the right of the WEST Homepage…