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Important Questions to Ask During a Construction Job Interview

Whether you are new to the construction industry or a seasoned pro, asking the right questions at your job interview will ensure you find a construction firm that is a good fit for your skills, has your best interests at heart and operates according to standard safety procedures: Do you provide training? Constantly improving your […]

Looking for a career?

“It is important to discover first your interests and abilities and then look at the current labour market opportunities.  Look for the schooling and work which most reflect who you are.” Career Pathways – Norman E. Amundson and Gray R. Poehnell Are you… looking for a change? Are you… a positive, hardworking woman who enjoys learning […]

Job Searching and Social Media

This past Monday the Trade Journey Program invited graduates to join us for our first in-house Social Media Lunch and Learn. The focus of the session was to discover how we can use Social Media to develop our own personal brand and how to market ourselves within the various platforms. As we learnt many of […]

A Heart of Gold: Passion for Working at the YWCA

Robert Francos is a team member at the YWCA Employment and Learning centre, a YWCA staff long service award recipient with a passion for his chosen career. He shared what makes his role at the YWCA so rewarding, not only to the clients he helps, but also for him. Francos, who has been part of […]

Trade Journey Program

Coming soon! Trade Journey is a 16 week program designed for women tired of minimum wage jobs, who like working with their hands, who have already experienced some work in either construction, renovation, mining or maintenance positions and want to make a transition into a career in the trades. Our program offers you the ability […]

Some Positive Rules for Cover Letters

Your resume lists your experience, accomplishments and skills; your cover letter should show how they are relevant to a particular job, and to the company’s goals. Before you write a word, research the company and the industry so that you can make informed references in your cover letter. “Look at the company’s website,” suggests Lakewood, […]

YWCA Trade Journey Update

Industry employers are key stakeholders in the YWCA Trade Journey program and have a vested interest in the success of the Trade Journey participants!  We are thrilled to be working with this group of employers who are providing work placements for the next three weeks. Banff Constructors Ltd. City of Saskatoon Comtech Communication Technologies Ltd. […]

Trade Journey Employer Panel

Wow what a morning!  Sending a big thank you to the employers who joined us for the Trade Journey Employer Panel and Cafe.  Shannon, our CEO lead a panel of six employers who so willingly shared their expertise, knowledge and encouragement with the Trade Journey participants.  The room was buzzing with good questions and conversations.  […]

Adopting a Room at the YWCA

It’s that time of year again, the people of Saskatoon are coming together in support of the community services and programs happening inside every room at the YWCA, through a charitable program called “Adopt a Room”. Through the YWCA Adopt a Room program, individuals and businesses are able to pledge a charitable gift and adopt one […]

Determined to Get There

Codie knew early on that she wanted to work in construction as a carpenter. As a single parent of two, she struggled with child care, and had worked temporary labour jobs for five years. She also knew that Social Assistance was not good enough; she wanted a career and independence. Codie applied to the YWCA […]