Partnership aims to increase women in trades careers – 660 News

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Partnership aims to increase women in trades careers – 660 News

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 2015378 Views

Nov 8, 2015

A new partnership between three different groups in Alberta is hoping to help increase the number of women with trades careers.

Women Building Futures, the Northwest Redwater Partnership, and the Alberta Ironworkers Apprenticeship and Training Program are the three joining forces for the cause.

Jacqueline Andersen, employer of services manager with Women Building Futures told 660 NEWS, it’s all about helping women, who are the largest under-leveraged source in our province.

“The average income of women working full-time in Alberta is only $32,000 a year,” Andersen said. “Helping women build careers is good for the women, it’s sustainable for families, it’s good for business, it’s good for industry, it’s good for Albertans. That’s how it helps women at large; we’re giving them the skills that they need to succeed in new careers and getting them out of, either un or under employment.”

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