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MOWIT HOSTS TOOL GIVEAWAY
jUNE 16, 2020
ST. LOUIS – Missouri Women in Trades (MOWIT) held its first tradeswomen meetup on June 10 after cancelling the last two because of the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which included a tool giveaway, was held in the parking lot at the MOWIT office at 2929 S. Jefferson Ave. The tools were donated to the organization from retired tradespeople. While the event looked a little different from past meetups because of COVID-19 restrictions, the tradeswomen were grateful for the opportunity to see each other again. – Labor Tribune photo
WOMEN LEARN ELECTRICAL WIRING AT MOWIT WIRE A LIGHT WORKDAY
August 7, 2019
Missouri Women in Trades (MoWIT) recently hosted a "Wire a Light Workday" held at the St. Louis Workers Education Society (WES). On June 8th, MoWIT worked with IBEW Local 1 to upgrade all of the lights at WES, where the MoWIT office is located. Attendees were able to learn about the basics of electrical wiring by actually performing the tasks. IBEW Local 1 journey workers supervised the attendees closely. The journey workers also shared information on how to become a union electrician.
MOWIT HONOREES ATTENDING TRADESWOMEN AWARDS GALA TO RECEIVE SENATE RESOLUTIONS
September 20, 2019
In addition to each awardee receiving a Senate resolution, MOWIT will also be honored with a resolution on behalf of the its work helping women enter and succeed in the union building trades. The honorees include:
Tradeswoman of the year: Cindy Frank, president of Carpenters Local 945 in Jefferson City
Tradeswomen Honorable Mentions: Kim Sachse, an IBEW Local 1 journeywoman, and Danyeal Crittenden, a Laborers’ Local 42 journeywoman.
CONSTRUCTION FORUM STL ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL “BUILDING TOMORROW AWARDS” RECIPIENTS
October 4, 2016
Workforce Development Award: Beth Barton, a Tarlton carpenter and superintendent whose 13-year construction career helped her escape poverty and raise five children, is passionate about promoting it as a career choice among young people.
She hosts Girl Scout badge days and participates in Scout round-up days that teach girls construction skills and confidence. She has been an instructor for middle school girls at the Ranken Tools for Success construction camp.