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"Program for women entering skilled trades receives $10M from province"

by CTV Edmonton | Sep 25, 2019

On Thursday September 18, the Government of Alberta announced $10 million over four years to Women Building Futures.

The funding will allow the non-profit organization to expand its programming and ensure women are empowered to pursue careers in industries where they are traditionally under-represented.

Nearly 20,000 skilled trade workers will retire over the next five years creating plenty of opportunities for newly trained graduates, the government said.

Kathy Kimpton, the president of Women Building Futures, is confident this additional money will help more women train to fill these jobs.

“Thousands of women will be impacted by this from an awareness stage all the way through to the point where they’re in the seat, taking our training and they go get these high paying jobs.”

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