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Jamie McMillan will be our keynote for Build a Dream 2019 Kitchener-Waterloo on April 2, 2019. Jamie started as a journeyman ironworker and kept adding to her skills. She began to volunteer as a speaker to encourage youth to consider careers in skilled trades, which lead to the creation of KickAss Careers. #idreamtobe #webuildadream

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On April 2nd, @EllisDon Project Manager Ashley Maxwell was a featured speaker at Build a Dream #KitchenerWaterloo. We strongly believe that closing the gender gap in all industries requires men & women at the table. Check out Ashley's speech/insight →

On April 2nd, @EllisDon Project Manager Ashley Max

"When women are encouraged by their parents, teachers, & mentors to study more male-dominated & hands-on professions (tech or trades programs), the results show that not only do they consider these paths, but excel in them." #skilledtrades #genderdiversity

"When women are encouraged by their parents,