Women in Trades and Technology (WITT) supports women to succeed in non-traditional careers with their polytechnic education programs as well as: awards/scholarship information, tutoring specific to programs, mentorship programs, consultations, networking, and career development programs/
Les métiers spécialisés incluent quatre catégories principales : la construction, le transport, l’industrie manufacturière et les services.
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This report describes experiential learning opportunities in high school for students interested in learning about the skilled trades.
Techsploration NL is a program designed to provide girls with opportunities to explore trades, technical and technology-related occupations, while creating an awareness about the critical role of work in their lives. This program is intended to be inclusive of all young women, including those from various levels of academic achievement, from diverse cultural backgrounds, and girls with special needs.
My name is Katie Neilson and I am a 32 year old welder from Vancouver, British Columbia. I entered the trades about 3.5 years ago with no prior experience and in a few short months, I will be embarking on my 4th and final year of provincial apprenticeship training at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). After being awarded ‘with distinction’ at the ‘B’ level, I wrote and passed my Red Seal exam and am now looking forward to returning for my ‘A’ with a goal of distinction as well.
A woman’s place is in the kitchen… unless she’s getting paid. A study of the social and structural dynamics impeding gender equity in the culinary industry
While the graduation rate of individuals identifying as female continues to rise dramatically in the culinary world, the top restaurants and hotels are still predominately run by men. Due to this imbalance, this study explores the role of hierarchal and organizations structures in the curation of career identities of which stratify the population by upholding and reifying detrimental working conditions, limiting occupational mobility, and at times, foster environments conducive to abuse and harassment.
Tradespersons who have successfully passed the Red Seal examination receive a Red Seal endorsement on their provincial/territorial trade certificate. The Red Seal, when affixed to a provincial or territorial trade certificate, indicates that a tradesperson has demonstrated the knowledge required for the national standard in that trade. The Red Seal endorsement promotes excellence to employers, instills pride in skilled workers, and facilitates labour mobility. Certification and Red Seal endorsement of a tradesperson can be confirmed with the provincial or territorial apprenticeship authority that issued the Red Seal.
Moving forward, employer-provided child care could also influence where we work. Employers that provide high-quality childcare will not only differentiate themselves from the competition but will also create a “sticky” benefit that fosters retention. Employees are less likely to move to a new job if it also means moving their childcare from an environment they love and trust.
The Industry Training Authority’s (ITA) Women in Trades Training (WITT) program provides training, financial assistance and support for eligible women living in British Columbia who are thinking about a career in the skilled trades, but are unemployed or employed and low-skilled. It offers introductory trades training that allows you to experience a variety of trades, helps you get job ready, and works with employers to sponsor women for apprenticeship placement.
The Construction and Maintenance Electrician Pre-Apprentice Program is designed to give students the right mix of theoretical and hands-on training methodology to make them successful apprentices. Graduates will receive the necessary skills, safety training, and hands-on practice needed to make them the most sought-after electrical apprentices in their field.
The Women & Automotive Canadian Leadership Forum is a forum for revolutionary leaders, risk-takers and agents of change to share and discuss practical approaches for advancing women into leadership roles in the Canadian automotive industry. We promote an atmosphere for the dissemination of knowledge from women leaders, employers and programs supporting these leaders and women who aspire to lead the industry themselves.
George Brown College’s Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts launches the first four-year Honours Bachelor of Food Studies degree
The Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts has launched the first four-year Honours Bachelor of Food Studies degree in Canada. This exciting new program combines culinary arts with a comprehensive food studies curriculum.
As a researcher, professor, and diversity consultant who has spent her career collecting the stories of professional women, Dr. Atira Charles was motivated to start The Mask Project, a national initiative to promote discussion of the masks that many women, especially women of color, feel they must wear at work.
Having a diverse workforce brings value to the company. Organizations expose themselves to risk when they don’t have a diverse workforce. A lack of diversity could make it difficult for them to hire and retain talent or they could face reputational risk. If diverse employees don’t feel they can be their authentic selves, their mental health could suffer and lead to absenteeism and disability. Here is how employers can create a more inclusive work culture.
Developing the competencies necessary to serve this gifted but highly barriered population is a critical skill for employment professionals. Here is a summary of three major mistakes made by career development professionals when they support individuals who live on the spectrum.
As more companies integrate diversity, equality and inclusion strategies into their workplaces, listening and leadership are among the keys to a successful program.
AWPA is inclusive of all Aboriginal women, who are leaders, business owners, homemakers and students in the community. AWPA strives to provide Aboriginal women the opportunity to network, to learn and empower each other through mentorship opportunities.
Women account for 48% of the Canadian workforce, but only 28% of the manufacturing workforce. This job rate share hasn’t changed for 30 years, according to Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME). Attracting more women to manufacturing is critical for
This article critiques the popular rhetoric about diversity and revisits an argument the authors made 25 years ago: To fully benefit from increased racial and gender diversity, organizations must adopt a learning orientation and be willing to change the corporate culture and power structure.
Canadian labour union Unifor and Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada have come together on an initiative that will provide 15 new $2,000 scholarships for women enrolled in Sheridan College’s skilled trades programs.
This scholarship was established in 2005 by the Resistance Welding Manufacturing Alliance (RWMA) to perpetuate its legacy of support for welding education. This scholarship is available to U. S. and Canadian citizens who are students majoring in Welding Engineering or Welding Engineering Technology. These students must be in good academic standing and meet the criteria listed on their website.