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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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We have created a video series called Spotlight on Trades featuring local apprentices and journeypersons who work in each of the four skilled trades sectors.
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"Skilled trade careers aren't something to be settled for. They are to be strived for."

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