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Site of the 2015 Y Dream Home visited by Cabinet Ministers

  Posted on: September 24, 2014

WITT participant shares a laugh with Honourable Minister John Rustad. Photo Credit: Bart Cummins

WITT participant shares a laugh with Honourable Minister John Rustad. Photo Credit: Bart Cummins

WITT participant shares a laugh with Honourable Minister John Rustad.

It made for an exciting morning last week, when the Honourable Ministers John Rustad (Minister Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation), and Amrik Virk (Minister of Advanced Education) visited a Juniper West building site crawling with TRU trades students.  Women in Trades Training Program participants were  on the site of the future Y Dream Home, and some had the opportunity to chat with the Ministers. Government supported funding initiatives for women in trades, such as the ITA sponsored WITT program, are critical to the development of women’s participation the skilled trades. Ministers Rustad and Virk were clearly delighted with TRU trades students, and the professional atmosphere at the site.

See local TV coverage of the event here:

http://www.cfjctv.com/story.php?id=21208

Photo Credit: Bart Cummins, 2014