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Trades Campus

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NEW PARTICIPANTS:

If you registered for Trades Campus’ new dates (month of May) and did not yet receive a welcome email, please check your junk folder. This message includes information on how to access the course website as well as the Zoom link for the lessons.

For any concerns, email natalie@webuildadream.com

Trades Campus

To ensure women are supported at every stage, Build a Dream has developed Trades Campus, a supportive, engaging, interactive online learning portal designed to address the specific needs of under-represented groups in skilled trades.

Each of the campus’ three academies focuses on the group’s unique needs and equips them with mentorship/role models, support, and much-needed resources. Join us and connect with women across the province to share stories, talk about your experience onsite and give each other tips!

Academy 1: Students, Pre-Apprentices, and/or Trades as a Second Career

This virtual academy will introduce women in tech classes, youth apprenticeship, or pre-apprenticeship programs (as well as women pursuing trades as a second career) to the benefit and barriers often associated with skilled trades. Using a combination of synchronous online classes, videos and asynchronous presentations, participants will learn more about what to expect with a career in the skilled trades. Overall, the academy focuses on awareness, sharing goals, and getting ready for the next steps.

Dates: May 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM EST

Course outline

Lesson 1 (May 10) – Tackling Barriers & #1 Career Choice
Lesson 2 (May 12) – Jobsite Safety & Women’s Workwear
Lesson 3 (May 17) – Jobsite Expectations
Lesson 4 (May 19) – Financial Matters & Government Assistance
Lesson 5 (May 24) – Confidence & Mental Wellness
Lesson 5 (May 26) – Planning Your Next Steps 

What you get for participating!

  • Uber Eats Dinner (provided every night of course length)
  • Access to mental health services offered by Revival Through Hands
  • Access to government grants to start a career
  • A network of other women working in the skilled trades
  • Navigating careers in demand

Academy 2: Apprentices and Journeypersons

This virtual academy will focus on women who are already in the trades. Using a combination of synchronous online classes, videos and asynchronous presentations, participants will learn about resources available, skills required to advance, and how to build their network. Overall, the academy focuses on networking, sharing goals, and planning future moves.

Dates: May 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST

Course outline

Lesson 1 (May 10) – Tackling Barriers
Lesson 2 (May 12) – Women’s Workwear & Harassments in the Workplace
Lesson 3 (May 17) – Confidence in Building Your Career
Lesson 4 (May 19) – Financial Matters & Government Assistance
Lesson 5 (May 24) – Journeyperson isn’t the only destination
Lesson 6 (May 26) – Continuing the Conversation

What you get for participating!

  • Uber Eats Dinner (provided every night of course length)
  • Access to mental health services offered by Revival Through Hands
  • Supporting women in the industry
  • Building a network of shared experiences
  • Access to bursaries and funding
  • Training to help you complete and advance within your sector

Academy 3: Employers or Industry Representatives

How do you increase applicants, improve apprenticeship completion rates, minimize loss, and build true resilience for your workforce? Learn from Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion experts as they lead thought-provoking conversations surrounding the importance of DEI in the workplace will help you attract, recruit, retain and advance new employees. 

In partnership with Build a Dream’s Stir It Up series, participants will get the opportunity to: 

  • Connect with Industry professionals to discuss the importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in your workforce. 
  • Discover simple steps to begin making improvements 
  • Share best practices for allyship, inclusion, and listening 

Cohort #1:
Dates TBD

Cohort #2:
Dates TBD


Registration for Cohort #3 of Trades Campus is now OPEN!

Spots are limited. Apply today!


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