Women in Power
Training & Education
Skilled Trades Scholarship for Women, 2021, from BOLT and SOY
By Anthony Capkun
July 8, 2021 – Building Opportunities for Life Today (BOLT)—in partnership with Support Ontario Youth (SOY)—announced it is awarding $2000-worth of scholarships (4x $500) to help support to women currently apprenticing in the skilled trades.
“Too few women self-select into these in-demand and well-compensated careers, and that needs to change,” said Raly Chakorova, BOLT Charitable Foundation. “Together with SOY, we are here to provide the information, support, and financial assistance that will help them be successful in a rewarding career in the industry.”
“Women make up half of Canada’s workforce, yet there is a perception that they can’t work in construction trades because it may be too physically demanding. We want to help break that stereotype by not only supporting, but empowering these women in construction,” said Ontario Electrical League’s Stephen Sell, who also serves as SOY’s executive director.
To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must demonstrate a financial need, hold a valid registered trade agreement (RTA), be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades (OCoT), and live in the Greater Toronto Area.
Applications are being accepted now. The deadline for submissions is 01 August 2021.