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WI DIY! Brilliant event

WI DIY! Brilliant event

Posted on September 11, 2013 in Events, News

WICAT (Women in Construction Arts and Technology) combined forces with Seven Hills Women's Institute for a brilliant DIY taster session. Read all about it on SHWI's website. The event even made it into the Guardian, in a feature about the resurgence of Women's Institutes.  

Furniture making – September!

Furniture making - September!

Posted on September 4, 2013 in News

The Women's Furniture Making Workshop at Sheffield College is recruiting students now! The new full time furniture making course states on Monday 23 September. The women's part time DIY and joinery course states on Friday 20 September. The workshop has been going for over 20 years, and launched the careers of…

Government call for more women!

Government call for more women!

Posted on September 3, 2013 in News

Women and Equalities minister Jo Swinson recently met with experts from the academic and business sector to kick start a new focus on getting more women and girls to choose Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects and careers. Women now make up 46 per cent of the UK’s work force,…

Becca made headlines

Becca made headlines

Posted on August 22, 2013 in News

Former student of the Women's Furniture Making Workshop at Sheffield College, Becca Hopkinson, was recently featured in the Sheffield Star Becca started her own business Beba Bespoke making furniture and wooden gift items  two years ago after finishing a woodworking course with the Women's Workshop. Some of Becca's work was…

DIY and Joinery for women

DIY and Joinery for women

Posted on July 22, 2013 in News

Do you want to learn how to fix to walls put up shelves fit locks? This excellent part time course at the Sheffield College will give you the skills to do your own DIY. 9.30am - 3.15pm on Fridays for 12 weeks. Cost £150 for 12 weeks - probably the…

Free! Computer classes

Free! Computer classes

Posted on July 1, 2013 in News

Scared of computers? Don't know where to start? This women's computer class is ideal for you. Find out all those computer things that you've always wanted to know including using emails browsing the internet safely sharing photos Run by Women in Construction, Arts and Technology so it's in a safe and…

Home maintenance classes

Home maintenance classes

Posted on June 30, 2013 in News

WICAT has been running a successful season of home maintenance classes for the summer. Experienced tradeswomen taught hands-on skills to enable local people to do tasks and jobs around the house, including plumbing, tiling, plastering and electrics. The last sessions available now are: Saturday 24 & Saturday 31 August (two…

Hannah in the Star

Hannah in the Star

Posted on June 29, 2013 in News

Read all about it! Last year's bursary winner Hannah Smith recently featured in the Sheffield Star. Thanks to Hannah for helping us publicise this year's bursaries. Watch this space for information about upcoming winners...

Furniture Show

Furniture Show

Posted on June 17, 2013 in News

Get yourself invited to the Sheffield College End of Year Furniture Show on Wednesday 26 June between 11am - 3pm In the main atrium, Sheffield City College, Granville Road, S2 2RL. Find out where a joinery and furniture making course at Sheffield College can lead! A wide range of furniture made by…

New! Volunteer Tuesdays

New! Volunteer Tuesdays

Posted on May 29, 2013 in News

Learn new construction skills for free at the Women's Construction Centre (21 Buckenham Street, Sheffield S4 7JQ)  including repairs to brickwork painting and decorating tiling July - Tuesday 23 & 30 Sessions run from 9.30am - 3.30pm and include lunch. Overalls, protective equipment and tools are provided, but please wear sturdy shoes…