5 Perspectives on Women in the Skilled Trades

5 perspectives on women in the skilled trades

“Put me in a bigger machine and I’m stronger than the biggest guy in the room”

Women in the skilled trades in northwestern Ontario are breaking rocks and breaking sterotypes.

Girls in grades 10 to 12, who are enrolled in the trades and technology programs at the Lakehead Public, Thunder Bay District Catholic and the Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales school boards, had a chance to see some of those women in action on April 20.

The three school boards, based in Thunder Bay, pooled provincial funding they’d received for youth apprenticeship programs and organized a day-long field trip for about 30 female students to North American Palladium’s mining operation at Lac des Iles, about 100 kilometres north of the city.

Read the full article on CBC News


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