Get Connected to Trades

  Posted on: July 7, 2014

  Today’s tradeswomen have the advantage of access to a variety of online supports and resources. The Resource Training Authority’s site Tradeswomen.ca  is well worth checking out. Along with job profiles, news, events, and job search tools, the site has a user-friendly ‘Community Centre’, where women can share ideas, ask questions, and offer each other…

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Mentoring Matters – To You!

  Posted on: June 20, 2014

Mentoring was on the agenda at a recent Vancouver Regional Construction Association Learning Forum (Whistler, May 2014). Presenters Andy Cleven (Electrical Joint Training Committee) and Kyle Downie (Skillplan) shared insights about the benefits of formal mentoring programs. Cleven noted that “…80% of a trade is taught on a job site, but there isn’t a system…

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The Impact of Role Models

  Posted on: June 2, 2014

  The Pathfinders, part of Girl Guides Canada, is a recreational group for girls ages 12 to 14. The program focuses on trying new things, leadership, and teamwork.  In the words of Kamloops leader Sheila Johnson,  Pathfinders “seeks to empower and educate girls and foster confident women and responsible citizens.” A visit to a local…

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Changing Attitudes

  Posted on: May 21, 2014

More women than ever are finding success in trades, and changing attitudes about what constitutes ‘women’s work’.

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Spread the Word: Trades!

This week, I want to introduce you to just one of the many online resources for women in trades. It didn’t take me long to find links to job-seeking, training, and general support resources just for you!

  Posted on: May 9, 2014

This week, I want to introduce you to just one of the many online resources for women in trades. It didn’t take me long to find links to job-seeking, training, and general support resources just for you!

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The Stories We Tell

A patent drawing for an early table (circular) saw.

  Posted on: April 25, 2014

    Thanks to everyone who attended our first lunch and meet-up. It was great to have the chance to speak with you, hear your stories, and discuss ideas for empowering women in the trades. If you missed this event, there will another meet-up announced soon, and I hope to see even more of our…

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Welcome to your Women in Trades Blog!

  Posted on: April 15, 2014

I am Pamela Fry, Coordinator for Women in Trades at TRU, and I am so pleased to be working in this exciting and rapidly developing area. There are many wonderful opportunities ahead for women studying trades at TRU, and part of my purpose in writing this blog will be to keep you informed and up-to-date….

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