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The Cyber World. An Untapped Industry for Women.

Globally, women make up about 11% of the total cybersecurity workforce. Because of the skills gap that the Canadian economy is facing, an estimated 3.5 million jobs will go unfilled globally by 2021. Women face many challenges in this industry, however, with many new technologies emerging, it is imperative that we…Read More

National campaign for trades awareness will need multi-pronged approached; directed at industry and parents, not just youth

The preparations for a national campaign to promote skilled trades will be directed by a newly-formed advisory committee, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on August 16 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. More information will be released in the future but the committee currently includes: Mandy Rennehan, Founder and CEO of Freshco…Read More

My Experience as a Build a Dream Co-op Student

By: Elisa Quaggiotto Nour, Haley and I attended Local Leaders. What an amazing event where we got to hear from Local Leaders (including Nour) about their leadership journey. Being a Cooperative Education Student has to be one of the most challenging, yet rewarding experiences that I have ever had. I…Read More

Male construction professional shares what he’s learned about gender diversity

On April 2, 2019, EllisDon Project Manager Ashley Maxwell, MEng was a featured speaker at Build a Dream Kitchener-Waterloo. We strongly believe that closing the gender gap in all industries requires men and women at the table and we asked Ashley if we could share his insight on our blog. His…Read More