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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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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