News

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…

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…

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…

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…

Chocolate welding at Bradfield

Chocolate welding at Bradfield

Posted on December 2, 2013 in News

Thanks for Bradfield School's new girls' technology club for inviting WEST down to do some chocolate welding! 23 enthusiastic girls made box girders out of Milky Bars and then tested their strength - with the top load reaching over 4 kilograms. The plan is for the club to now visit Sheffield…

Well done, winners!

Well done, winners!

Posted on November 26, 2013 in News

Well done to all seven of WEST's bursary winners this year. And thank you to everyone who came along to our recent film night to celebrate their success, and help us fundraise for next year. We showed the popular film Made in Dagenham, and heard from Audrey Chivaura, Carolyn Wright and Nicole…

Join us for WEST’s film night

Join us for WEST's film night

Posted on October 14, 2013 in News

Please join us for our annual fundraising film night. This year we're showing the brilliant Made in Dagenham. Starring Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson, Geraldine James, Jaime Winstone and Bob Hoskins,  it tells the story of the Ford women car workers' strike of 1968, when female staff went on strike for the same wage as the…

Bricklayer Tracy thanks volunteers

Bricklayer Tracy thanks volunteers

Posted on October 9, 2013 in News

Sheffield bricklayer Tracy Brindley is thanking volunteers who helped to spruce up the Women’s Construction Centre's community garden in Burngreave last weekend. A band of willing helpers have improved access to the garden, and built a low wall. Tracy and another female bricky were on hand to show people how to lay bricks…

New! Free computer drop-in

New! Free computer drop-in

Posted on September 17, 2013 in News

Are you a complete beginner? Do you want to find out how to use the internet to pay your bills? Or want to know more about what your tablet can do?   Starting - Tuesday 1 October! WICAT (Women in Construction, Arts and Technology) are running free weekly sessions for women -…

Learn to bricklay for free

Learn to bricklay for free

Posted on September 11, 2013 in News

Join WICAT (Women in Construction, Arts and Technology) for volunteer weekends this autumn: Learn new skills Have a go at bricklaying and mixing mortar Help make a better community garden When Saturday 5 October & Sunday 6 October 3 sessions each day - 9.30 - 11.30, 12.30 - 2.30 & 3.00 -…