RBC Women in Trades Bursary Recipients Reap Rewards for Success

  Posted on: December 6, 2017

When Janina Maricle, Kylie Morford, Rayna Perry and Tami MacIntosh received invitations to the TRU Foundation Awards in the mail, the RBC Women in Trades Bursary was not on their mind. Of course, they had all heard about the bursary when they started their respective programs, but the time in between the two were filled…

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The Art of Creating Your Own Business

  Posted on: November 30, 2017

When a woman in a trades program confirms her status as a journeyperson by earning her Red Seal Certification, it often marks the end of their road at Thompson Rivers University, as she will have learned the skills and abilities to make it on her own in the working world.  However, as Amber Cachelin has…

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Women in Trades Forum Bring New Women into Trades Program

  Posted on: November 9, 2017

When attending a Women in Trades Forum there there is almost nothing quite like seeing the interest on a woman’s face as an instructor describes a program that interests them. Seeing their eyes light up as they hear about the classroom training they can receive, the hands on experience they will get, and the job…

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Bursary Drives Home Success For Automotive Technician Student

  Posted on: October 19, 2017

Marlene is confident in her skills as an Automotive Technician and loves nothing more than the challenge of digging around a broken vehicle with one goal in mind… to find the problem and fix it. She’s self-assured and happiest when covered in oil and grease and its part of the reason you’d never know that…

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Welcome Back Mixer

  Posted on: September 27, 2017

with more women coming into various trades programs over the past month alone, it seemed like the perfect time to take the opportunity for

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Lighting the Path to Success

  Posted on: September 14, 2017

to help promote to women that this is a really cool and environmentally supportive way of expanding your knowledge base

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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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