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Fair Trades: Canadian Apprenticeship Forum launches new leadership development program for tradeswomen

Toronto, Ontario — A new program from the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) is aiming to uplift more female tradespeople into leadership roles in their industries.

The CAF’s Supporting Women in Trades Conference (SWiT) is back on after a three-year hiatus and is introducing the “National Leadership Development Program for Women in the Skilled Trades”, to run during the event.

The program aims to empower female tradespeople with skills and strategies that will give them a leg-up in the industry and ultimately help get more women into senior leadership positions.

The program is being developed in partnership with the Office to Advance Women Apprentices and will be available to all tradeswomen including Indigenous peoples, LGBTQ2S+ individuals, immigrants, persons with disabilities and those from racialized groups.

The National Leadership Development Program for Women in the Skilled Trades is free of charge and is set to run over two days, from June 2-3 in St. John’s, N.L., during SWiT.

For more information, email Shawn Watson at shawn@caf-fca.org.

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