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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.”

    Read the full article here.

  • "Inter Pipeline and Women Building Futures Announce New Partnership"

    by Inter Pipeline News | Sep 04, 2019

    WBF & IPL Partnership

    "Women are generally underrepresented in construction and operations in our industry", said Christian Bayle, President and Chief Executive Officer of Inter Pipeline. "This partnership is a great opportunity to help address this by assisting women to enter the trades and unlock rewarding careers. It also aligns with Inter Pipeline's commitment to diversity and inclusion and helping to create a supportive environment for people to succeed in their chosen trade."

    Read the full article here.