As many start to look toward holiday time our Trade Journey program was very busy getting in the last components of the program. They completed their time at Sask. Polytechnic in the plumbing department and they finished off their tickets with Fall Arrest Training.
The group spent 2 more days working at Habitat for Humanity and were exposed to the winter elements which very quickly taught them how to dress for outdoor work! We also had an enlightening day with our employer café where several potential employers talked to our group and answered questions about hiring practices and type of work. Each participant also had the opportunity to have a few minutes of one-on-one with each employer to discuss their resume and potential opportunities. A big thank you to the employer champions who were a part of the café.
November moved along quickly and then the group was headed out to their work placements. They were all very excited to find out where they would be working for 3 weeks. The ladies are ready to get to work where they can continue to learn but also try out some of their newly developed skills. The most commonly reported new skills in this group were confidence and belief in themselves. We believe that will prove to take them far!
YWCA Trade Journey is a 16 week training program which bridges women into careers in the construction industry. Our next group will start in spring 2019. For more information about this program, visit www.tradejourney.ca.