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News   October 9, 2018   by Allan Janssen

Nova Scotia to host Women In Trades Forum


Participants at last year’s conference.

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum is holding a “Supporting Women in Trades Conference” in Halifax, November 6 and 7.

The two-day event will be held at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront and is expected to draw more than 300 members of Canada’s apprenticeship and skilled trades community.

Delegates will learn about a number of initiatives underway across Canada to help address the challenges faced by women working in the skilled trades. The event is open to women in trades, employers, labour organizations, government, educators and other advocates for diversity and inclusion.

Registration is $199 plus tax.

The top-level partnership has been taken up by the Government of Nova Scotia. Participating departments include the Skills and Learning Branch, Advanced Education, the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency, and the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

The keynote speaker will be Mandy Rennehan, CEO and founder of Freschco.ca, and sessions include an apprenticeship panel, a tradeswoman panel, and an educator’s panel.

For more agenda details, see below or visit the event website HERE.


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