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Central Ohio Women in the Trades

Central Ohio Women in the Trades is a non-profit organization focused around the education of girls and women and to demonstrate the skilled trades to those who may not have originally considered learning a trade an option in the past. We offer free information and reach out to offer a support system to an underrepresented demographic. We not only want to offer women a successful future in the trades, we want to make sure that they excel in their choices as well.
How we educate the community:
  • Engage free community workshops through fairs, community groups (ie. Scouts) and social clubs
  • Instruct hands-on workshops for girls ages 12-18 to inspire confidence and spark interest in a future in the building trades
  • Organize hands-on workshops for women, offering the opportunity to become more independent in their own home repair as well as DIY projects
  • Offer accessible literature and learning opportunities
How we encourage future tradeswomen:
  • Distribute up-to-date trades apprenticeship information
  • Direct interested individuals towards the appropriate contacts in the local apprenticeships
  • Engage in follow-up conversation to ensure the necessary steps were taken