Women In Trades Association
Organization profile published 1983

Year Published:  1983
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2717

WOMEN IN TRADES is a collective association consisting of tradeswomen and students as well as supporting and interested indivduals. The association points out that the continuing use of computer technology will cause millions of women currently working in 'traditional' jobs to be displaced by machines within the next few years. Thus, women need access to work from which they have traditionally excluded. 'Access' would include non-dicriminatory career counselling and increased opportunities for training as well as affirmative action programmes in hiring and apprenticeships.

WOMEN IN TRADES actively encourages women to enter jobs in areas considered to be 'non-traditional' and provides personal support and increased contact among women isolated in such jobs. Members are involved both educationally and politically to ensure that women are provided with the necessary training and equal employment opportunities to enable them to enter non-traditional fields.

The association holds regular meetings for its members and all interested women. While speakers are often invited and films shown on a variety of relevant topics, the emphasis of the meetings remains on learning from and supporting one another. WOMEN IN TRADES has a pool of women willing to serve as speakers or resource persons and publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, a pamphlet and a resource guidebook -- thus providing information on jobs and training opporunities in non-tradiitonal fields.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1983.
See also CX2257, CX2599, CX2719, CX2360, CX2718.

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