Women in skilled trades
The theme of this month's International Women's Day was "choose to challenge." While skilled trades may have historically been thought of as a career path typically pursued by men, let's choose to challenge those perceptions and celebrate women in skilled trades!
What are skilled trades?
Skilled trades are career paths that require hands-on learning and specialty training in one of four industries:
- motive power
Skilled trades are great for people who enjoy working with their hands and seeing their passion come to life.
What roles are available for women in skilled trades?
There are many rewarding career paths in skilled trades, and there are no limits to the roles women can pursue!
As the need for skilled tradespeople increases, women are encouraged to explore if this career path is right for them. There are different programs in place to support women in trades, including bursaries, scholarships and mentorship programs. Check out the Ontario College of Trades website for more info.
What kind of job could I find in skilled trades?
There are many rewarding job opportunities in skilled trades, and Fanshawe offers a number of apprenticeship programs geared toward preparing students for their careers. Apprenticeship programs at Fanshawe include:
- General Carpenter
- Industrial Electrician
- Auto Body Repairer
- Child Development Practitioner
- Hair Stylist
- Horticulture Technician
- and more!
Click here for more information about apprenticeship and skilled trades at Fanshawe College.