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Trades bursaries give Sudbury women a training boost

Cambrian College hands out $4,000 in postsecondary scholarships

Industry businesses have come together to support women going into trades programming in Sudbury.

Cambrian College announced on Oct. 27 it’s awarded each of four recipients $1,000 scholarships toward their postsecondary education in the trades.

Sponsors contributing to the bursaries include Glencore, Manitoulin Transport, the Electrical Safety Authority, and IAMGOLD.

The scholarships were announced during the Sudbury college’s Jill of all Trades event, an annual day of activities geared toward girls and young women in Grades 7 to 12.

Attendees participate in hands-on workshops showcasing different trades, tour the college’s labs, and take in an address from a keynote speaker working in the trades.

The goal is to give young women a better understanding of and appreciation for the skilled trades, encouraging them to consider a career in the trades.