Hilti supports George Brown’s WTTE with cash and tools
By Anthony Capkun
March 14, 2021 – George Brown College has partnered with Hilti Canada “to help women build rewarding careers in the skilled trades”.
Through a $40,000 financial contribution, Hilti Canada is helping to expand the college’s Women Transitioning to Trades & Employment (WTTE) program by providing access to industry expertise and hands-on learning.
Established with funding from the Province of Ontario through the Office of Women’s Issues, the WTTE program’s mandate is to increase the economic security of low-income women by providing opportunities for them in the skilled trades.
“This partnership will open pathways to opportunity for women who wish to pursue careers in the trades, while also building the highly skilled, inclusive workforce that Canada needs,” said Kizzy Bedeau, director, Community Partnerships, George Brown.
Hilti Canada is also donating roughly $100,000-worth of training tools. Graduates of the program will also receive a new tool kit to help lessen the financial burden of having to purchase news tools.
“We are looking forward to helping educate and train these pioneers to bring more diversity and inclusion to jobsites around Canada,” said Dan Wade, general manager, Hilti Canada.