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Trade Journey’s been busy

The Trade Journey Program was in full swing this month.  The women have been outfitted in their personal protective equipment and have started to put it to use.

They gained some hands on experience by working for 2 days with Habitat for Humanity learning about and trying their hand at framing a townhouse on Slimmons Road.  They continued to develop their carpentry skills by completing 2 weeks of carpentry training at Sask Polytech.  Our Trade Journey group really enjoyed the hands on experience and they are very proud of the two terrific sheds they constructed.  They are gaining valuable team work skills, learning some excellent carpentry skills and gaining confidence with tools.  They are even mastering the nail gun!

Their fitness level is quickly improving with their regular workouts at Fitness on 25th and their on the job practice.  They have been brushing up on their math skills, learning more about themselves and investigating career options in the trades.  We continue to have very inspiring and informative women presenters at our lunch and learn sessions.  These women have offered inspiring stories about their own journey through trades careers in Saskatchewan.  They also offer guidance and terrific insight into what our group of women can expect as they embark on their own trade career.   May has been a busy month with carpentry at the center of the learning.   Our group is settling into the routine of this training program and is looking forward to an exciting month ahead!