Program aims to get more women into traditional trades
The 12-week project is run by the Women's Network PEI
The 12-week project is run by the Women's Network PEI and is designed to increase the number of women in non-traditional trades and technology occupations in the province. Its overall goal is to move women from poverty to a sustainable livelihood.
The Guardian, April 23, 2016, BY EVAN CERETTI
Christine Lykow hadn't graduated from anything since Grade 9, more than 20 years earlier.
That changed recently when the 37-year-old accepted her certificate at the graduation ceremony for the seventh cohort of the Trade Herizons project.
"It was incredible," said Lykow.
During the 12 weeks, women learn skills in four main areas: career exploration, such as visiting Holland College program sites; career development, such as conducting labour market research; essential skills, such as writing and arithmetic; and personal development, such as learning communication skills.