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Celebrating Our History, Envisioning The Future!

This year, we’re rolling out the red carpet for
Chicago Women in Trades’ 40th Anniversary Gala: “Build Together.” 

Join us on November 10, 2023, at 6:00 PM at IBEW Local 134 for a festive evening celebrating, the historical past, present, and future of women in the industry.

Get your tickets here!

CWIT is a Proud Partner for the Chicago Build Expo 2023.

Attend Chicago Build Expo (Oct 11-12, McCormick Place), the largest construction & design show in the Midwest supported by the Governor of Illinois and Lori Lightfoot.

The show features 25,000+ AEC and real estate professionals, 400+ high-profile speakers across 12 conference tracks and AIA CES-approved workshops, 250+ exhibitors, Architects Hub, multiple business networking opportunities, and the Midwest’s biggest Festival of Construction with entertainment and live music.

Get your tickets here to attend.

Learn more about our FREE Training Programs by attending our weekly virtual Information Sessions.


Technical Opportunities Program – FREE 12-week, 180-hour, Weekday Evenings/Saturdays Training Program focused on entering Union Construction Apprenticeships!

Women in Welding Program – FREE 12-week, 288-hour, Daytime Training Program focused on the welding and manufacturing industries!

Women Build Illinois Program – FREE 10-week, 280-hour, Daytime Training Program focused on entering Union Construction Apprenticeships!


Click here to learn more!

Proud of my work.


“Chicago Women in Trades opened the door for me, and I jumped through with both feet.”




Read more about Emma’s journey.