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Raquel from Milwaukee Tool shares how she went from nursing to tools

Raquel McLaren is a Field Marketing rep with Milwaukee Tool. Her job is to inform and educate skilled tradespeople about the various tools, the innovations, the safety features as well as highlight the benefits of the Milwaukee brand. Raquel joined Build a Dream’s president, Nour Hachem-Fawaz to share her story: Check out Raquel’s interview as…

Is a Visual Effects Artist career a good choice for a young woman?

Since the birth of the visual entertainment industry (dating back to theatre) women have had an irreplaceable part to perform. Many iconic films around the world are recognized by the face of an actress or singer’s voice, rather than by the producer, studio, or the script.  This year, we were delighted to see many female…

How to help students who have reduced opportunity for skill development

We want to have a conversation about privilege in each industry and how we address the lack of it in certain communities. It is important to reflect on what social mechanism has directed us on our own path, and how many others miss out. Discussion and awareness allows us to take a step forward, but…

The Ecosystem of the Healthcare Industry

The COVID-19 breakout has caused anxiety and fear, but also has highlighted essential services that each community requires to carry on. Healthcare branches off in different directions, with some areas being well-represented by women (like nursing), but the media attention is also highlighting every integral part of an ecosystem that cares for us in a time…

The woman’s challenge of working from home

Another week of working from home begins.  For many, this has been the first time of working remotely since school and everyone is adjusting at their own pace. Among many of the challenges that we face both as a collective and as individuals, women with families have a particular complication that echoes throughout the various communities and socio-economic…

Will your employees work from home? 3 quick tips to get started.

As Canadian real estate prices rise, young people move further away from urban cores, taking their talent with them. After exploring the potential of working from home, they have learned how to use the technology to continue using their highly desired skills while achieving a better work-life balance. These young people give many businesses an ultimatum:…

Beginning a welding career in Canada

Build a Dream encourages and inspires young women to consider career paths where women are underrepresented. Welding is most definitely among them! When parents are discussing the future with their daughters, or teachers are giving advice for careers for young women, welding is often an overlooked option. There are many reasons that a skilled trades…

Where do educators fit into the career success formula?

As they’re planning for their future, we often advise young women to follow their passion. But what if they haven’t discovered it yet? At an already-confusing time of their lives, we’ve now added even more pressure of making some daunting decisions for their future. Starting the career planning process doesn’t have to be a chore,…

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