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Young Women in Sydney Explore Careers in Skilled Trades and Technologies

Fifty young women in grades 8, 9 and 10 from the will be attending Skilled Futures for Women, presented by Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS) on Wednesday, November 8, at the NSCC Marconi Campus in Sydney.

Students come from Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board and Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial. This event coincides with National Skilled Trades and Technology Week, which raises awareness of the many career opportunities in skilled trades and technologies in Canada.

Skilled Futures for Women is a one-day event that offers female students the opportunity to explore skilled trade and technology career options by participating in hands-on workshops, ranging from IT networking to metal fabrications.

“Women continue to be under-represented in Nova Scotia’s technology and skilled trade industries. Our Skilled Futures series is an interactive stepping stone for students as they contemplate their career and training options. This event could potentially reveal exciting career decisions for participants as they discover occupations they may not have considered before,” said Robin Lorway, Executive Director of SCNS.

Skilled Futures for Women is one in a series of one-day career exploration events taking place from November to May at locations across the province. This event would not be possible without the generous support the Nova Scotia Community College and the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency.

Skills Canada – Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities for Nova Scotian youth to explore skilled trades and technologies, discover their passions, and strive for excellence.