With a large number of current journey-level tradespeople nearing the age of retirement, there is a significant need for qualified individuals to fill their roles. Though women make up 50% of the overall workforce, less than 5% of those in the skilled trades identify as female.
The Women in Trades Mentorship program aspires to help change that. We know that a key barrier for women considering a career in the skilled trades is a lack of access to support and guidance from experienced tradeswomen. Our Mentorship program aims to create networking opportunities that can provide connections between females seeking to get started in a skilled trade and tradeswomen currently working in that field.
The program provides opportunities for mentoring and networking in the following ways: