Canadian institutions get help to support women in trades

February 26, 2014

Ontario’s Cambrian College has launched a pre-apprenticeship carpentry training program targeted specifically toward women, which will be offered free of charge to 16 students thanks to funding from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. In BC, Thompson Rivers University is also getting help to encourage more women to go into trades. TRU received a $700,000 donation from RBC to fund the RBC Women in Trades Training Program, which includes 7 bursaries for women in trades, a team of 6 industry and student mentors, and a mentorship coordinator at TRU. CBC | TRU News Release