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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…

#DreamHomeEdition Panelists Announced!

We’ve gone digital with a career discovery expo that you can attend from home! As with our live events, one of the highlights of the evening is the Dream Maker Panel where we invite women from a variety of backgrounds to share their career insight and experience with you. MODERATOR: Jennifer KhanDirector, Talent ManagementEllisDon Jennifer…

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…

Build a Dream receives federal investment to attract young women to skilled trades

The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Labour, was in Windsor on February 13, 2020, to make an announcement on behalf of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion. From the robotics training lab at Valiant TMS, Minister Tassi announced that Build a Dream will receive $728,000 through the Skilled Trades…

A paramedic, a carpenter, and an entrepreneur walk into an expo…

Build a Dream London (November 26, 2019) promises to inspire the crowd with trailblazers from a variety of backgrounds. Regardless of the career path that young women will follow, the panel always offer advice that often can be applied to any field. MODERATOR: Jennifer Khan, Director, Talent Management, EllisDonJennifer is a passionate supporter of Build…

#DreamBruceGrey to highlight careers in nuclear power, trades, & more

Featuring inspiring and successful women that are trailblazing change in their fields, the Dream Maker panel at Build a Dream Bruce-Grey will be an energizing and exciting discussion that will encourage you to dream big! MODERATOR: Cheryl Cottrill, Women in NuclearAs Executive Director of Women in Nuclear Canada, Cheryl was responsible for promoting women’s contributions…

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