Trade HERizons promotes trades and technology occupations to women

Workforce and Advanced Learning News Release

Monday, January 25, 2016

Women on Prince Edward Island who are unemployed or underemployed and have been seeking a new career opportunity, are gaining exposure to trades and industrial technology careers, says Minister of Workforce and Advanced Learning Richard Brown.

Josh Silver, Holland College Retrofit Carpentry Learning Manager (left) looks on as Christine Lykow, Trade HERizons 2016 participant checks the blueprint for a project while Minister Richard Brown looks on. Assisting with the project is Shasta Brennan, 4th year carpentry apprentice and Trade HERizons 2010 graduate. [photo by Brian Simpson, provincial photographer]

"Our Government is proud to support initiatives like Trade HERizons. Not only do women bring new ideas, skill sets, and abilities to the trades and technologies, but they also contribute to a diversified workforce," said Minister Brown. "By diversifying our workforce in Prince Edward Island, we are strengthening it now, and for our future generations."

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