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A Skilled Life is a Good Life

Are you a tradesperson 55 or older? We’d love to speak with you!

Build a Dream empowers and encourages young women in grades 7 to 12 (and their parents) to explore careers they may have overlooked like skilled trades, STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), emergency response and entrepreneurship.

As part of our ongoing programming and outreach, we are seeking adults 55+ to share their insight and advice from working as a tradesperson.

Interested? Discover the ways you can get involved below.

A “Skilled Life is a Good Life” Editorial Series

This feature series is a place where adults 55+ can share the ins and outs of their career, particularly highlighting what opportunities the trades provided and what they hope for the future workforce.

Ways to take part:

  • Video Shoot: Attend a filming location (TBD) to answer a series of on-camera questions relating to your life and career.
  • Off-Camera Interview: Schedule a phone interview to share your experience for a blog feature or social media post.
  • Share a quote or a piece of advice to be utilized in career discovery expos, media releases and marketing features.

Mentorship Program

Get partnered with a young woman (or small group) pursuing a skilled trades pathway and provide support and advice over a one-year period. A training session, suggestions on how to connect and monthly topics for discussion will be provided.

Dates: Spring 2022

Location: Remote/Virtual

Requirements: Internet access + police clearance (cost reimbursed)

Trades Campus

Build a Dream has launched an online campus with types of learners: pre-apprentices and high school students, apprentices and tradeswomen, and industry representatives. Participate as a guest speaker during one of the classes to share your story, give advice, and answer questions from the classroom/

Dates: Spring 2022

Location: Remote/Virtual

Requirements: Internet Acess

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