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News in 2015

by System | Mar 31, 2015

December 8, 2015 - Edmonton AB - Women Building Futures is pleased to announce the appointment of JudyLynn Archer, President and CEO of Women Building Futures to the NAIT Board of Governors. Click here to read the Press Release. 

November 2, 2015 - Edmonton AB—Women Building Futures (WBF), Alberta’s premier trades training organization for women, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the North West Redwater Partnership (NWR) and the Alberta Ironworkers Apprenticeship and Training Plan (Local 720). Click here to read the Press Release. 

September 21, 2015 - Construction Business Magazine - Transforming the face of the industry - Increased demand for skilled workers means rewarding, well-paying career opportunities. Women Building Futures (WBF) is committed to helping women get the training and get the work. And the work is definitely there. It is estimated that 40 per cent of the tradespeople currently working in Canada will retire over the next decade. And that means plenty of great career opportunities available for women in construction. To read the full story, please click here

September 17, 2015 - Ledcor Lends Heavy Equipment Valued at Over $25,000 to Women Building Futures - Vancouver, BC--(Marketwired - September 15, 2015) - The Ledcor Group of Companies is proud to support Women Building Futures (WBF) and their Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) program by loaning over $25,000 worth of heavy equipment. Ledcor joins other well-known and respected companies and organizations such as Imperial, Suncor, Emeco, Mammoet, SureHire, Lehigh Hanson, Finning and ARHCA in supporting the WBF HEO program by providing them with access to services and resources.To read the full story, please click here. 

September 16, 2015 - Crane and Hoist Canada. An article featuring our graduate,Perri Arnold, who has been interviewed about her position as a crane operator at Mammoet Canada. Mammoet has been a strong supporter of ours, and have hired a number of our grads over the years. We're proud to have them as our partner.To read the full article click here. 

August 12, 2015 - Edmonton, Alberta. SureHire renews agreement with Women Building Futures!  SureHire has been a huge success for Women Building Futures with the professional testing they've done for our programs and the help that they have provided with our assessment process. To read the full story on the renewal agreement and how they help us click here. 

August 12, 2015 - Edmonton, Alberta. Ledcor has written a story about our partnership. They have been big supporters of Women Building Futures and have loaned $25,000 dollars worth of heavy equipment to support our Heavy Equipment Operator program. Click here to read the full story. 

July 27, 2015 - Edmonton, Alberta. Canadian Natural and Northern Gateway Pipelines partner with WBF to help women overcome barriers to success. This partnership will give WBF the ability to go to Aboriginal communities and teach math programs that were previously only available in Edmonton.To read the full story of the partnership and the programs that will be offered click here.

July 23, 2015 - Edmonton, Alberta. The federal government is expanding training and skills development opportunities for women by investing more than two million dollars in the Women Building Futures Heavy Equipment Operator Program. To read the full article by the Journal of Commerce click here. 

July 7, 2015 – Edmonton, Alberta – Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced an investment of $2,097,375 to expand the Women Building Futures’ (WBF) Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) Program. Today’s investment will allow WBF to acquire assets that promote the long-term sustainability and delivery of their HEO training program for students. Additionally, federal funding will secure simulator equipment that supports HEO training at WBF. Click here for details.

July 2015 – Edmonton, Alberta. Watch the recently released video by the Government of Alberta of a WBF grad crane operator working at Mammoet. What a great partnership between WBF, industry and government. Click here to view.

June 2015– CLAC Magazine. Building Careers. An article featuring WBF and interviews with two of our grads, Karen Mohr and Shannon Godlien, both Journeymen working for CLAC companies. CLAC is the primary sponsor of the WBF Opportunities for Women in Construction Awareness Campaign, a program to inform women of the career opportunities available to them in the construction trades. Click here to read the story.

May 8, 2015 - Fillmore Construction joins growing number of companies to partner with Women Building Futures to sponsor women with new construction program! Click here to read more!

May 8, 2015-  Women Building Futures partners with Expocrete, for a new construction program! Click here to read more!

April 30, 2015 -  Graham Brothers enters second partnership with Women Building Futures to sponsor women into new Construction Program. Click here to read more.

April 7, 2015 - Women Building Futures offers PCA members the opportunity to become a WBF Employer of Choice. Click here to read more. Click here to learn more about PCA.

March 27, 2015 -  The Red Deer Advocate has written a special feature on Women Building Futures,Click here to read the story. 

March 26, 2015 Joanne Stepney, Women Building Futures academics teacher wins the Breakfast Television Golden Apple Award!Click here to watch 
March 2015 - Women Building Futures and Imperial welcomes the next class of haul truck operators. Click here to read more.
March 2015 Pembina partners with Women Building Futures to create a unique training opportunity for aboriginal women.Click here to read more.

March 2015 - Women Building Futures partners with AECOM to recruit and train women for their workforce.Click here to read more.

March 2015 - Toronto, Ontario – JudyLynn Archer, president and CEO of Women Building Futures speaks at the first Women in Drive Leadership Summit. Click here to read more.

February 2015 - Women Building Futures offers new training opportunities for women. Alberta Native News. Click here to read more.

February 2015 - WBF partners with O’Hanlon Paving to recruit, assess and train women for potential employment with O’Hanlon Paving in Edmonton. Click here to read more.

February 2015 - Graham Brothers partners with WBF to recruit and train more women for their workforce. Click here to read more.

February 2015 - WBF announces a new partnership with Standard General Inc. to recruit and train women as Class 3 Drivers for Standard General’s workforce. Click here to read more.

January 2015 - EN / FR - The Federal Government, Alberta Government, Imperial Oil Foundation, CLAC, and Shell Canada announce their  support of WBF for a new online project called #4ME to reach any woman, anywhere who is interested in a career in the trades. Click to read in English or French.