Training & Education
Hydro One celebrates women in engineering on IWD 2017
By Renée Francoeur
March 9, 2017 – Against the backdrop of International Women’s Day, Hydro One announced its “continued support for women in engineering”, committing $1.4 million dollars toward the Women in Engineering University Partnership with Ryerson, Ontario Institute of Technology, Waterloo and Western.
“We are proud to support programs that encourage young women to consider entering the workforce in non-traditional roles,” says Judy McKellar, executive vice-president and chief human resources office at Hydro One. “We are a stronger company and able to serve our customers the best when we have a diverse and inclusive workforce, this means helping to pave the way for women considering a career in the engineering and technical trades fields.”
Currently in its fourth year, the partnership has, according to Hydro One:
• Tripled the number of applications to Hydro One’s New Grad program from female university students,
• Increased the number of women enrolled in electrical engineering programs within these universities by 35%, and
• Reached 18,650 elementary students through developed education programs.
Hydro One also supports women in engineering through The Women in Trades, Technology and Engineering (WTTE) Network, The Hydro One Women in Engineering Scholarship and partnered with Men Advocating for Real Change (MARC) Leaders.