According to BC Tradewomen Society, women in building, construction, and maintenance trades has never risen above 5% and in many trades is below 1%. They want to change that, and SPN is proud to be a supporter of their quest. Here is the latest message they shared on their Facebook page.
If you have a sister, mother, aunt or daughter who could benefit from hearing this message, please pass it along!
While the BC Government is pumping money into the trades, without actively working to increase the number of women in the trades beyond the 1 to 5 per cent thresholds, these programs fund gendered-specific education.
Women considering careers need to consider trades as an option. The trades are one of the few remaining industries that actually train (Canada is internationally renowned for low-to-no on-the-job training), and that provide paid on-the-job-training through apprenticeship programs. Trades jobs also typically pay well.
At the same time, barriers keeping women out of the trades need to be lifted.
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