Three 2016 Women in Trades students are now building the Y Dream Home!

  Posted on: August 12, 2016

The building of the 2017 Y Dream Home is now underway and we are delighted that three of the fifteen Carpentry students building the home are graduates from the 2016 Women in Trades program! Oftentimes, introductory programs are questioned of their value as they don’t necessarily have ‘credits’ attached to them, but here is a…

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May: Your Dreams Come True (Adrienne Nisyok)

  Posted on: May 20, 2016

As a continuation of May: Your Dreams Come True, where we feature TRU Red Seal female professionals, we are excited to interview Adrienne Nisyok. Adrienne Nisyok is a proud member of the Nisga’a Nation from the remote community of Gitlakdamix (New Aiyansh) located in Northwest British Columbia. Although she has primarily resided in the beautiful…

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May: Your Dreams Come True (Alison Graber)

  Posted on: May 13, 2016

The theme for this month is May: Your Dreams Come True. The women in trade’s blog will share some successes of our Red Seal trained and employed female tradesworkers! Our first successful tradesworker is Alison Graber, a Red Seal electrician, and graduate of TRU. She now works full-time for Advanced Electric located in Kamloops. The…

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RBC Trades Bursary making a difference in the lives of women in trades!

  Posted on: April 18, 2016

Marline Holy has always had a passion for working with engines and automobiles. She owns a few project vehicles herself and enjoys taking things apart, fixing it, and putting it back together. Marline is now is her second year in the Automotive program. In her Foundation year, Marline was nominated and was awarded the RBC…

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Behind the Desk with Alfie, the “Tool Guy”

  Posted on: April 11, 2016

Me: Hi there, can I interview you? Alfie: Which program are you in? Me: Women in Trades Alfie: Sure. Me: Awesome! Thanks! First off, how long have you been working here at TRU? A: 26 years Me: That’s pretty neat! A: Hmmm Me: OK! So, as I am the women in trades program coordinator, I…

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Meet Sarah Zylstra!

  Posted on: March 16, 2016

Sarah Zylstra, a former 2013 WiTT student, and now a 3rd-year Electrical Apprentice, spoke with the TRU WiTT on March 11, 2016. Sarah shared her trades story with the women noting four years ago she would never have guessed she would be in her 3rd-year apprenticeship in electrical. In fact, she came into WiTT ‘by…

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AWiT Graduation February 2015: Finding their TRU Pathway

  Posted on: February 19, 2016

The Aboriginal Women in Trades November 2015 cohort completed their 10-week training on Friday, February 12. They had a chance to explore four different trades including welding, electrical, pipe fitting/steam fitting and construction craft worker. The women were able to complete projects during their introduction to the trades and some projects completed include a garden…

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First ‘Lunch and Learn’ of 2016 a great success!

  Posted on: January 13, 2016

About 24 students attended the first RBC Women in Trades ‘Lunch and Learn’ of 2016. The topic was Pathways to Apprenticeship and was facilitated by ITA Apprenticeship Advisor, Helen Poss. Women from electrical, heavy duty mechanics, plumbing, and the Aboriginal Women in Trades program were all in attendance. Helen was able to answer an assortment…

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Happy New Year- Be that 8%!

  Posted on: January 11, 2016

There’s something about ringing in a New Year that screams, “new year, new me!” and it is also a time when well intentioned New Year’s resolutions get made, only to be broken. Do you fit into this category? If you do, don’t be too hard on yourself as only 8% of people who make a…

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