News & Events

 WINTER Celebrating 20 years of providing services to women.


 9/18/2014 Women's Resource & Training Center Grand Opening!!


7/2/2014 Univision-Primer Impacto - Mujeres listas para acaparar oficios dominados por los hombres


6/12/2014 DOL Newsletter Working for You

From Schoolbooks to Tool Belt

Hollie Enriquez. Click for a larger photo.

California's Hollie Enriquez had a college degree and a distinguished career in child development, but thought her skills were being undercompensated. So, in her mid-30s, she decided to make a career change. Enriquez sought help from Women In Non Traditional Employment Roles Inc., a nonprofit group that promotes the employment of women in high-wage, high-skill labor markets. The group receives funding from the Employment and Training Administration through a Women Apprenticeship in Nontraditional Occupations grant. Enriquez spent weeks studying math and English, leadership skills, basic construction and work safety. She attended a grueling boot camp where her physicality was assessed as she carried 60 pounds of cement, hauled sheets of plywood and climbed tall ladders. A journeywoman instructor even taught her how to give a strong, confident handshake. Enriquez earned multiple certifications and was accepted into the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 11, where she receives on-the-job training as a paid apprentice. She hopes to become a journeywoman in the sustainable energy field.


4/23/2014 -Feature Article in la Opinion by Araceli Martínez Ortega

 ¿Empleos de Hombres? Las Entrenan y Demuestran Que No!


 11/20/2013 -Girl In Construction by Gabriela Lozada

3/18/2013 -Feature Article in La Opinion -Hoy Magazine -"Mujeres Rompen Los Esquemas De Trabajo -


3/19/2013 -Feature Article in Witness LA-

 2/1/2013 Feature Article on The Jane Dough - Group Want To Train Women to Become Plumbers and Construction Workers

2/7/2012- Check Us out On ABC News "WOMEN get Skills to Break Into Traditional Men's Trades"


11/17/2010 -WINTER Linewomen Graduation (Univision Los Angeles News Segment) "Mujeres Electricistas"


12/03/2009 -Feature Article "Nailing a Trade at Rosie the Riveter High School" in the Los Angeles Times by Bob Pool!


10/20/2009 - Women In Non Traditional Employment Roles (WINTER) today received a $60,000 grant to expand its capacity to train women for green jobs. This grant is part of the Moving From Red Green: Working Women in the Green Economy, a Business and Professional Women’s (BPW) Foundation initiative funded by the Walmart Foundation.