Green Jobs helps youth between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive) gain work experience and skills in the natural resources sector through paid internships and training opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and other related fields to promote positive environmental outcomes.
The skilled trades generally fall within four main categories: construction, transportation, manufacturing, and services.
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Centennial College offers outreach to women to assist them in developing meaningful educational and career paths, particularly in careers that are currently non-traditional to women. The Community Outreach team helps women the confidence that is required to overcome social and economic barriers through motivation, support and education.
Food and beverage can often be perceived as a male-dominated industry, but behind the scenes, there are loads of talented women mixing, baking, foraging, cooking, and creating delicious things.
Canadian Career Development Foundation is a non-profit organization that works to advance career services and the capacity of the profession to respond with empathy and skill to clients and stakeholders in an ever-changing work environment. They are a nationally and internationally recognized leader in the field of career development.
One of the most important mandates of the Ontario Horticultural Trades Foundation is to nurture and advance the horticultural industry through the funding of industry-related scholarships. Each year the Foundation makes available a number of scholarships in the following categories. These awards are determined by available funding and the applications received. Note: all applicants must reside in Ontario.
Canadian Construction Women creates a stronger construction industry by inspiring and supporting women. Since 1981, CCW has been engaging our members by hosting monthly tours, speakers, socials, and workshops as well as an online community. We provide members with opportunities for support, mentoring, networking, community involvement, learning, and development, in order to see that a career in the building industry offers a world of opportunity. We exist to attract and retain women in the industry. Construction is one field that is actively recruiting women. Through the efforts of government, industry, and organizations like the Canadian Construction Women, there is a commitment to increasing women’s representation in the field.
Women continue to be underrepresented in skilled trades and technology careers, and it is a priority to contribute to changing this narrative. Check out this new interview series with amazing women who are breaking down barriers within their careers – and inspiring the next generation of women to do the same.
Techsploration is a Nova Scotia-based not-for-profit that delivers hands-on, mentor-led programming to young women in Grades 9 through 12. The goal of Techsploration is to increase the number of women working in science, engineering, trades, and technology-related occupations by assisting young women from diverse backgrounds to explore a wide range of career options in fields where women are significantly underrepresented.
The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) is a national non-profit organization providing information, advocacy, and education about Down syndrome. CDSS supports self-advocates, parents, and families through all stages of life.
With funding from Human Resources Development Canada, WEST offers unique training opportunities for women from Windsor-Essex and around the globe. Through skills enhancement and volunteer placements, visible minority women have been prepared for entry to employment and have moved closer to achieving the success they desire.
CAWIC is a not-for-profit organization formed to enhance the success of women in the Canadian construction industry.
An employer’s guide to creating respectful workplaces for women in skilled trades.
Opened in September 2011, the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence brings the next generation of carpenters, plumbers, civil engineering technologists, interior designers, and many other trades and professions under a single, green roof in this one-of-a-kind living laboratory.
There aren’t enough skilled workers in Canada but attracting more women to these jobs will go a long way. Here’s why the gender gap exists, and how to fix it. “My dad is an electrician,” she says. “And I had always helped him when I was growing up. I like hands-on work. And, I was looking for something that was a little bit more rewarding than just sitting in an office answering the phone.” So, at 35, Greeley went to trade school.
Catalyst has compiled a few quotes to inspire you and your organization to create a path to inclusion and equality. Because what’s good for women is good for business.
Whether you refer to it as your quarter- or mid-life crisis, boredom with your current role, or stagnation in your company, it is important to know when it’s time to adjust, pivot, or begin something new in your professional world. Career complacency can sneak up on you or quietly brew day by day. In order to avoid finding yourself unfulfilled, dissatisfied, or simply burned out in your current position, ask yourself five questions.
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.
Canadian Apprenticeship Forum says more female workers could fill labour gap but attitude shift is needed. Canada has a shortage of skilled trades workers — with a projected need for 167,000 more in the next six years — and a new task force is working on a national strategy to fill that gap with more women.
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The Future Skills Centre (FSC)’s innovation projects identify emerging and in-demand skills, and test new methods of training delivery. The innovation projects will assist Canadians make informed decisions about their career pathways and ensure every Canadian has the opportunity to contribute to and benefit from shared prosperity.
In celebration of National Women’s History Month, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) is releasing a National Strategy for Supporting Women in Trades. In 2019, CAF-FCA led a task force of more than 60 skilled trades stakeholders who came together to guide and inform a strategy to create measurable change for women’s representation in skilled trades careers in Canada. The industry-driven strategy has four measurable action items that are intended to generate awareness, trigger policy change, recognize best practices, and create skilled trade workplace environments where women’s representation increases.