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Entries Tagged as 'Women in Trades'

Women in Trades comes to New Brunswick

May 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Women in Trades and Technology hosted its first New Brunswick networking group event in St. John, yesterday, at the New Brunswick Museum. A number of women in the trades or technology-related jobs attended.

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Women are talking up the trades

May 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Two ‘women in the skilled trades’ events highlighted the week.

In St. Catherines Ontario (Canada), Marissa McTasney was one of the featured speakers at the Niagara Region’s first skilled trades inspiration session. She had worked in construction until two years ago, when she started her own clothing line, a line of women’s workwear.
“(Women in trades) are [...]

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Missouri Women in Trades wins grant

May 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Missouri Women In Trades, an organization that empowers women through careers in the construction trades recently received the $25,000 Daughters of Charity Foundation of St. Louis award. Congratulations, MWIT!

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More jobs and more respect for women in skilled trades

April 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The province of New Brunswick is stepping up efforts to get women involved in the skilled trades as it adds new development projects and suffers – as do so many areas – from a lack of skilled tradespeople. In 2006, the province invested $4 1/2 million in a project that introduced women on social services [...]

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NYC program puts woman in the skilled trades

February 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Marge Keller is a New York City woman who has graduated from Non-traditional Employment for Women, a program that helps women in that city get into the construction trade.  Along with a new career, she is also a member of IBEW Local 3. Says Keller, the program has “really showed me that I can [...]

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Washington Women in Trades Career Fair

January 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Mark the date on your calendar: Friday, March 27.
At the Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion, all women trade school students, women in the trades and anyone else who has any interest can participate in hands-on activities and network with recruiters and employers with apprenticeship programs.
Learn more: http://www.wawomenintrades.com/

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Erin James, skilled tradeswoman

November 9th, 2008 · No Comments

We’re building a library of links to portraits of women in the skilled trades. Here’s the Michigan Citizen’s portrait of Erin.

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“How about Pam the painter!?” ask tradeswomen

October 27th, 2008 · No Comments

Two women’s trade organizations rallied in St. Louis last week to discuss how issues concerning women in trades ought to be included in the political rhetoric today. The organizations, The Missouri Women in Trades and Chicago Women in Trades got together under the rallying cry “Enough about Joe the plumber … how about [...]

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Skilled trades woman “believed in lighting others’ candles”

August 1st, 2008 · No Comments

Phyllis Galimore was a great role model for women in construction and she will be missed.
Read about Phyllis’s life and passing.

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More women in the trades: one solution to the skilled trades gap

July 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Shirley Westeinde is a Canadian  woman who is appealing to women to get trade school training and get a job in the trades.  The Ottawa, Ontario woman has made a career in the trades and she wants to tell other women that they can, too.
“I look at some of the intricacies in the electrical work [...]

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