Teens & Tools; YWITT talks Trades for Young Women!

Sue-and-draw-winnersFor 15 years, Yukon Women in Trades & Technology has championed opportunities for young women to learn up new skills and gain confidence through the annual Trades Exploration Conference.   The event will take on an exciting new shape this year as the girls experience skill building in real work settings.YEU has proudly supported their annual Young Women Exploring Trades event for many years; we are excited to be part of building choice for Yukon’s next generation.

If you know a Grade 8 girl please make sure she knows about the YWET Trades Exploration Conference taking place October 15 & 16 in Whitehorse.  Yukon businesses will open their doors to these future tradespeople all across Whitehorse, offering a varied menu of trades to try.

They can choose to try their hand at carpentry or Environmental testing, explore career paths in the flight industry, learn what it takes to be a paramedic, an esthetician or a welder. Perhaps communications & computer programming, RV mechanics or culinary pursuits will capture the imagination and spark a rewarding,  lifelong adventure in the trades.

For more information on the YWET 2015 Trades Exploration Conference, please visit yukonwitt.org.

Program Details HERE              Registration Form HERE

2015 Y-WITT-CommunityYWITT is a non-profit organization that encourages girls and young women to consider and pursue careers in the skilled trades.  YWITT offers programming opportunities to high school girls that expose them to a multitude of trades in a safe and supportive environment under the direction of skilled tradespeople, who are primarily women.

YWITT provides financial support to Yukon women apprentices through a bi-annual bursary and opportunities to instruct young girls and women. They also partner with other sector partners and industry to provide community-based programming.

Don’t Miss Out! YEU Bursary application deadline fast approaching.

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Did you know that the Yukon Employees’ Union offers 9 annual bursaries to members and their dependants attending full time post secondary school? We offer $1000 to nine deserving young people each year. If you are a member of YEU OR you’re a member whose dependent son or daughter is heading off to school, make sure your bursary application is received in our office by 5pm September 30th.

In addition, there are TWO bursaries offered in 2016 through the PSAC Racially Visible Committee. Only PSAC/YEU racially visible members or dependents are eligible for these two bursaries.

Click here for printable Bursary Application.

Please make sure to read the requirements fully and submit everything necessary for your application to be reviewed.  Successful applicants will be advised by the middle of October.

Submit applications to

Yukon Employees’ Union, 201-2285 2nd Avenue

Whitehorse Yukon, Y1A 1C9

Ph: 867-667-2331  FAX: 867-667-6521   Email: contact@yeu.ca