While Canada’s skilled trades industry is growing and more women than ever are entering the workforce, the field is still dominated by men. In this year’s Women in Trades campaign, learn about the immense value of mentorship, local education and training programs that are available, and the opportunities for everyone from young girls to women pursuing a career change. Join the movement to shape a more diverse and dynamic future.
We asked trade industry ambassadors-slash-mentors Mandy Rennehan and Jamie McMillan, and four of their mentees, about how mentorship is forging our future.
More women are entering the workforce than ever, and as they occupy senior positions, the tired narrative around skilled trades as a male field is changing.
Skills Canada is the leading Canadian organization promotes skilled trades and technologies to youth. Read on for insights from Ontario, BC, and Alberta.
With trades facing significant skills shortages, women are in a prime position to fill positions — but they still only make up 4.7% of trade workers in BC.
Women share their experiences from the YOUR PLACE skilled trades program, and the positive impact it’s had on their lives — both professional and personal.
Organizations like WiN help women succeed in the nuclear industry. WiN President Lisa McBride shares some insights on the types of opportunities available.
With women being underrepresented in science and technology sectors, Algonquin College and Hydro Ottawa are saving a space for qualified women.