Forging Forward: CWB Welding Foundation launches Women of Steel program

Milton, Ontario — The Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) Welding Foundation has launched a new program, aiming to promote education, confidence, personal growth and experiential learning for women interested welding-related skilled trades.

According to a CWB press release, this is a 64 week pre-employment program that started in June 2022 and will run until Aug. 2023 across Canada, offering practical theory, hands-on welding training and skills development in a supportive and flexible learning environment.

Furthermore, participants can obtain up to eight CWB welding qualifications, preparing successful candidate for a future apprenticeship, post-secondary education, or employment.

This program is open to anyone who identifies as a woman and/or non-binary, including those from racialized or marginalized groups such as Indigenous, Black, newcomers, LGBTQ2S, women with disabilities or a prolonged detachment from the labour force.

The CWB Welding Foundation is a charity that relies on industry and community support to address Canada’s welding skilled trade shortage through education-based programs and initiatives.


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