Learn valuable construction skills, help others at MOWIT’s volunteer workdays

VOLUNTEER WORKDAYS: Missouri Women in Trades is hosting a series of volunteer workdays in which tradeswomen and women considering careers in the construction industry can sharpen their skills and learn new ones. Here, Holly West inserts new LED light bulbs in a recently rewired light fixture at the St. Louis Workers Education Society as part a past volunteer workday. – Labor Tribune file photo

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Tradeswomen and women considering careers in the construction industry can sharpen their skills and learn new ones at one of Missouri Women in Trades upcoming volunteer workdays.

For each event, MOWIT partners with another 501(c)3 organization to provide quality construction services for free. Women are encouraged to bring PPE and hand tools, if available and lunch is provided.

“The workdays provide tradeswomen a chance to network and skill-up and offer a wonderful opportunity for women in the public to get some tools in their hands in a safe, supportive fun environment,” said MOWIT President Aly Martinez. “Additionally, these workdays allow us to support other organizations in our area. We create community by giving to the community.”

This year’s remaining workdays include:

Carpenter’s Joint Apprenticeship School – April 29: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. MOWIT is partnering with Carpenters’ Sisterhood in the Brotherhood and the Apprenticeship Training Program for a workday to build free Narcan distribution boxes. The event will be held at the school at 8300 Valcour Ave., St. Louis, MO 63123. To sign up, email Lynda at muellerdrendel@gmail.com.

Camp Wyman – May 7: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 13: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and May 20: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers will be will focusing on the demolition of fencing and a concrete ramp and reinstalling new fences and an accessible ramp. Camp Wyman is located at 600 Kiwanis Dr., Eureka, Mo. 63025. To register, visit ow.ly/fMr950NIzl7.

Flance Early Childhood Learning Center – July 22: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and July 29: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. MOWIT is partnering with LitShop to focus on building outdoor learning experiences through art boards, a sensory path and an outdoor classroom space. Flance is a located at 1908 O’Fallon St., St. Louis, Mo. 63106. To sign up, go to ow.ly/fMr950NIzI7.

For additional information call 636-926-6948 or send an email to mowitstl@gmail.com.


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