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Valerie Overend Fonds Halifax, Nova Scotia
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A Role Modelling Kit For Kindergarten – Grade Three

This file consists of a role modelling kit that Women in Trades and Technology (WITT) National Network contracted WITT Nova Scotia to develop. It was designed to facilitate local WITT groups in providing role modelling programs for young children. This guide was used to plan and organize classroom visits. The guide provides background information that demonstrates why role modelling is important for girls in this age group; the steps and process to guide local WITT Groups, as well as female role models and educators in preparing for classroom visits; a suggested list of activities to use before, during and after classroom visits; details on setting up and using the Tool Trunks; a bibliography that includes resources about other role modelling programs.

Working it Out

This file contains a 50 page publication. The publication aims to understand what characterizes the work environment women encounter every day. It emphasizes how workplace culture has an impact on diverse women in trades and technology.

In the Picture ... a future with women in trades, science and technology – Volume 1

This file contains Volume 1 of "In the Picture.. A future with women in trades, science and technology". Three resource packages have been developed: Volume 1 was for secondary educational institution, Volume 2 was for the Nova Scotia Community College, and Volume 3 was the product of New Traditions, directed at employers in Nova Scotia. Each resource guide summarizes research from a range of sources, describes the findings of focus groups and interviews, and provides action-oriented strategies for change.

In the Picture ... a future with women in trades, science and technology – Volume 2: The WEE Society and Hypatia, Halifax, Nova Scotia,

This file contains Volume 3 of "In the Picture.. A future with women in trades, science and technology". Three resource packages have been developed: Volume 1 was for secondary educational institution, Volume 2 was for the Nova Scotia Community College, and Volume 3 was the product of New Traditions, directed to employers in Nova Scotia. Each resource guide summarizes research from a range of sources, describes the findings of focus groups and interviews, provides action-oriented strategies for change.

In the Picture ... a future with diversity in trades, science and technology – Volume 3

This file contains Volume 2 of "In the Picture.. A future with women in trades, science and technology". Three resource packages have been developed: Volume 1 was for secondary educational institution, Volume 2 was for the Nova Scotia Community College, and Volume 3 was the product of New Traditions, directed to employers in Nova Scotia. Each resource guide summarizes research from a range of sources, describes the findings of focus groups and interviews, provides action-oriented strategies for change.

Developing a Skilled Workforce of Women

This file contains a paper by Madeleine Comeau. The paper is adapted from a presentation made to the Provincial Apprenticeship Board of Nova Scotia in May, 1995, by Madeline Comeau, President of Workplace Equity Services, a consulting firm based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Madeline COmeau was a member of WITT Nova Scotia and WITT National Network.