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Apprenticeships, startups, and leading manufacturing part of panel talks in KW

Build a Dream Kitchener-Waterloo is back for the second time in a year! This expo’s panel will highlight a different group of female professionals sharing advice and insight from their own experiences with following paths where females have been under-represented. MODERATOR: Joni Jean, Chair, Trades & Apprenticeship, Conestoga College Prior to joining the Doon Campus…

Windsor expo panelists to talk diversity, Olympics, policing, and more

On Thursday, November 7, 2019, Build a Dream Windsor returns to the Ciociaro Club with an updated career discovery expo. Utilizing feedback from attendees, the 2019 expo will have less speakers but will retain the popular panelist discussion where professional women share insight from their own career journeys. MODERATOR: Irene Moore Davis Irene is the…

Career discovery experience returns to London

On November 26, 2019, Build a Dream returns to London but we have a new venue to hold the crowds! Join us at the Metroland Media Agriplex for for a bigger and better career discovery experience split into zones! Using your feedback, we’ve put the panelists, hands-on building, and exhibitors into three area so you…

Bruce & Grey Counties embrace career expo

Build a Dream is excited to be bringing our career discovery experience to the beautiful Unifor Conference Centre in Port Elgin on November 19, 2019. From the beginning, Build a Dream has put the user experience at the forefront of events and we can’t wait to show you what’s in store for your career path…

Kitchener’s ready to host Build a Dream

On November 14, 2019, Build a Dream Kitchener-Waterloo returns to Bingemans Conference Centre for a bigger and better career discovery experience! Using your feedback, we’ve shortened feedback and separated speeches from exhibitors so you can have better conversations. What are some of the things you can expect? A professional panel who will share their career…

Windsor is where it all started

On November 7, 2019, Build a Dream Windsor returns to the Ciociaro Club for another exciting career discovery expo. Each year, the organization uses your feedback to build an experience that is bigger and better than the previous event. Highlights for 2019 include: A professional panel (including an Olympic athlete and Windsor’s first female police…

New Project Launch to Promote #DiversityandInclusion in Workplaces!

Research shows that diverse teams tend to make better business decisions in less time, with fewer meetings. In fact, according to a BCG report, “Companies that increase the diversity of their workforce on multiple dimensions, and create an environment that welcomes new perspectives, boost their capacity for innovation and their ability to withstand the unexpected.”…

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 encourage young women to pursue…

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 Retail Maintenance Jamie McMillan, Ironworker,…

Are you deterring talent? 7 ways to attract more diversity in applicants.

If you have already tried to attract the other 50% of the workforce without much success, it’s time to start asking questions about how your company is presented and perceived. Did you know that something as simple as your website could be discouraging female applicants? With a looming skills gap — and data that proves…