St. Louis Women's Foundation Grant Funds New Program!!
Missouri Women In Trades is proud to be a recipient of a second grant from the Women's Foundation! This $ 5,000.00 grant will fund additional Survival Skills programs. This program will provide early apprentice tradeswomen with additional skills and support to help bolster their early career in the trades. Apprentices will receive this training from Journeylevel Tradeswomen guided by MOWIT. This training is aimed at helping apprentices at a crucial time in their career when they know the least and need help the most.
Meet With Other Tradeswomen!
Every month, a MOWIT group of tradeswomen gather in St. Louis on the second Wednesday.
All tradeswomen, and all women who are interested in getting a job working in construction, please join us at :
MoKaBe's Coffeehouse at
3606 Arsenal St.
St. Louis, MO 63116
Upcoming meetings, all Wednesdays:
Girl Scout Woodworker Badge a Success
Feburary Event brought together 25 Scouts, 11 volunteers for fun day of building and learning. Photos courtesy of MOWIT
Area Girl Scouts (Cadette Level) joined up with MOWIT volunteers at the Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program in Affton for a one-day workshop to earn a Woodworker Badge. The Scouts worked with volunteers to build a plant stand to take home (seen in pictures above), and also practiced hammering, using a screw gun, level, and hand saw.
The Scouts enjoyed the day, and many requested more workshops. MOWIT volunteers enjoyed getting together for the cause.
Thank you to our sponsors for this event!
Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program
Board President receives Workforce Development Award
Beth Barton was honored by industry partners at the St. Louis Construction Forum's Second Annual “Building Tomorrow Awards” . She was recognized during an awards luncheon at the Four Seasons Hotel on Oct. 21. The awards recognize individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions in the core areas which the Forum was founded to address: Diversity, Workforce Development, Regional Unity and Working Relationships. The event is a fundraiser for the Construction Forum Education Foundation (CFEF), which has a dual mission of K-12 STEM education directed at careers in construction and action-focused construction industry research. Barton was awarded the "Workforce Development Award" for her volunteer work through MOWIT and the Carpenter's Women group Sisters in the Brotherhood.
Barton was interviewed and taped for the award talking about why construction was wonderfully good, and terribly hard for her. She said about a career in construction, "Everything got better for me, but I barely made it. I never would have survived without the support of other tradeswomen mentoring me"
Watch the brief video made of Beth here:
Beth Barton Workforce Development Award Video
Please click the link below for more information about the awards and the other recipients. Award Link
Construction Forum STL was created to be a “room without walls” where the entire industry could participate in building relationships and working on issues large and small. They create a space where the construction community comes together to network, discuss ideas, and share information we are all better for it. The Forum intends to make full use of social media, public networking events, and its website to enable those objectives. The website homepage is: www.constructforstl.org/
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