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Skills Ontario offers “Women in Skilled Trades and Technologies Conference” as webinar

Skills Ontario made the decision to host the Women in Skilled Trades and Technologies Conference online due to COVID-19

May 5, 2020  by CM Staff

TORONTO – Skills Ontario announced that they will provide skilled trade and tech learning opportunities to young women, apprentices, educators, parents, and all interested through a free live webinar on May 5.

While the 2020 Skills Ontario Young Women’s Conferences – originally scheduled in conjunction with the 2020 Skills Ontario Competition – could not be delivered in person due to COVID-19, Skills Ontario made the decision to host the Women in Skilled Trades and Technologies Conference online.

“While current circumstances are challenging, Skills Ontario has adapted to ensure we are continuing to bring career exploration opportunities to Ontarians in a new way,” said Ian Howcroft, CEO of Skills Ontario, in a prepared statement. “We’re happy to see overwhelming positive interest in our Women in Skilled Trades and Technologies Conference, and we are looking forward to hosting the conference and sharing the message that the skilled trades and tech offer incredible opportunities that are suitable for all.”

The conference will include speakers representing the Government of Ontario, RBC, 3M Canada, OPG, KickAss Careers, Women of Powerline Technicians, UA Canada, and Women in Renewable Energy, partners also include Hydro One, Magna, Cambrian College, Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, and CBRE.

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The conference will start at 10:30 am and will be held on WebEx. All information about the Skills Ontario: Women in Skilled Trades and Technologies Conference can be found at skillsontario.com/ywc.


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