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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…

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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…

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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"…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Calling all tradeswomen

Calling all tradeswomen

Posted on February 17, 2014 in News

You are invited to WEST's free Going Solo event on Friday 28 March. It is going to be a great evening with two speakers with top advice about being self employed, and . . . free curry.  Join us for: Enterprise coach Maryann Quinn with advice about taking the jump and going self-employed Successful self-employed electrician…

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Weatherproof Women

Weatherproof Women

Posted on February 12, 2014 in News

Join us and women from WICAT at the information event from a great new project called Weatherproof Women. Weatherproof Women is for women from black and minority ethnic communities who have little or no DIY experience - but want to gain the knowledge and confidence to have a go. It…

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Read all about it!

Read all about it!

Posted on February 12, 2014 in News

Brilliant coverage in the Sheffield Star Business Monthly section for February - including a double page feature called Engineering Needs Women about changing the gender skills gap. The article had quotes from WEST trustees Pat Morton and Ros Wollen who called for collaboration and commitment to change the culture that stops women…

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Help WICAT make a potting shed

Help WICAT make a potting shed

Posted on January 22, 2014 in News

WICAT's Potting Shed Volunteering Project is starting on Saturday 25 January. It's a chance to be involved in the construction of a new potting shed on the Sure Start Allotment at Firth Park - and learn new joinery and construction skills, as well as the art of recycling building materials. This is…

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