JO_cwitJoliet Job Corps Center ladies took center stage during a visit to Chicago Women in Trades.

Joliet students learned about how Chicago Women in Trades assist women seeking a career in hard trades with skills assessments, preparation training, job search assistance and mentorship programs. The program also connects interested women to women currently working in the field to show them the opportunities available.

Chicago Women in Trades recently received a Nation Equity contract by the National Center for Women’s Equity in Apprenticeship and Employment as part of a $20.4 million initiative to expand apprenticeship opportunities for women.