Women in Power
Training & Education
CAF to launch national leadership program for women in skilled trades
By Anthony Capkun
December 11, 2021 – The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) announced it is launching a new program to empower skilled trades advocates at the next Supporting Women in Trades Conference, occurring June 2-3, 2022, in St. John’s.
The National Leadership Development Program for Women in the Skilled Trades 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, etc.
Participants will be guided by subject matter experts, and will learn strategies and gain practical tips to become empowered “as leaders in their workplaces and the broader community”.
Special attention will be paid to how the learning can be applied in a skilled trades workplace.
The National Leadership Development Program for Women in the Skilled Trades will be offered at no cost to tradeswomen. CAF-FCA and the Office to Advance Women Apprentices will work with industry, trades unions, government, and training institutions to support development and administration costs.