Manitoba aims to empower and increase women in the trades

Manitoba is hoping to increase representation of women in the trades, aided by the launch a trades-focused Women’s Equality Week.

“Women in Manitoba continue to be underrepresented in many areas of training including the trades,” said Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires during an announcement at the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT). “We know that when people are empowered with skills and training, all kinds of doors open to good jobs, financial stability and better opportunities.  This project will help teach prospective students about non-traditional career options and create support networks to enable careers in the trades.”

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