October 1, 2019
Alberta is increasing funding to help more women enter the skilled trades and build rewarding futures for themselves through increased investment to Women Building Futures, a non-profit career-building organization.
The Province is providing $10 million over the next four years. The investment will ensure the province is able to meet the growing demand for skilled labour.
“By supporting Women Building Futures, we will be able to achieve three key goals,” said Minster of Advanced Education Demetrios Nicolaides. “First, we will address the growing shortage of skilled tradespeople in Alberta. Second, we are empowering women to pursue rewarding careers in industries where woman are traditionally underrepresented. Third, this investment recognizes that apprenticeship learning and the skilled trades have every bit as much value, merit and worth as a university degree.”
A Women Building Futures Professional Class 1 graduation celebration will take place at AMTA Edmonton, Friday, October 4.