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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 […]Read more
May: Your Dreams Come True (Adrienne Nisyok)
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 […]Read more
May: Your Dreams Come True (Alison Graber)
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 […]Read more
RBC Trades Bursary making a difference in the lives of women in trades!
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 […]Read more
Behind the Desk with Alfie, the “Tool Guy”
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 […]Read more
Meet Sarah Zylstra!
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 […]Read more
AWiT Graduation February 2015: Finding their TRU Pathway
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 […]Read more
First ‘Lunch and Learn’ of 2016 a great success!
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 […]Read more
2015 RBC ‘Learning for Success’ bursary recipients are ecstatic about receiving award!
TRU is pleased to announce three recipients of the RBC Learning for Success Bursary for the Fall 2015 Semester. Each student was nominated by their instructors for their work ethic and commitment to their studies. The bursary amount is $3000 and was awarded at the TRU Fall Awards Ceremony in November, 2015. Below is the […]Read more
Happy New Year- Be that 8%!
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 […]Read more