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We are dedicated to helping women succeed in high wage, trade and technical careers. Since 1979 we have harnessed the collective power of volunteers, business and educational partners to break the cycle of poverty.

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HHW receives grant from the Honor Project!

Our heartfelt gratitude and thanks go to the leaders of the Honor Project, including Judge John J. Russo, for providing a recent and much needed investment to HHW.  The Honor Project has provided a grant to HHW that supports the re-launch of our unique outreach programs, led by volunteers serving as role model speakers, that encourage women and girls to pursue high wage, high demand careers.  Many of these careers are in technical and trade occupations, with a heavy emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).  Grant funds will also support, through a collaborative effort in Lorain County with industry, education, community and workforce partners, implementation of WISE Pathways (Women in Sustainable Employment), designed to help women successfully pursue careers in energy, advanced manufacturing, information technology and other in-demand careers.   Thank you, Honor Project! To learn more about the Honor Project & photos from the award ceremony visit their website.

Hard Hatted Women is not offering programs at this time. We do continue to serve as a voice and advocate for women in the workplace with a particular view of advancing proven strategies through collaboration that support women's entry and success within high wage, high demand occupations.

For women interested in employment opportunities, please visit OhioMeansJobs.

Here are some resources to check out as we prepare to relaunch HHW programs: Towards Employment (WorkAdvance) Guidestone (YouthBuild) Right Skills Now/Tri-C & Swagelok Steelworkers for the Future (Tri-C, Lakeland, with ArcelorMittal)

Watch for announcement of WISE Pathways coming to NE Ohio soon.