Sudbury girls in Grades 9 to 12 will have a chance to explore the world of the trades during the annual Jill of All Trades event, taking place at Cambrian College on Oct. 26.
During the day-long event, students from across the region will visit the college to take part in hands-on workshops showcasing skilled trades programming offered at the school, listen to a keynote address from a speaker in the field, and take a tour of Cambrian and its labs.
By exposing girls to various skilled trades options early on, the college is hopeful of encouraging more girls to consider careers in the trades.
In the lead-up to the event, Cambrian will also be hosting a panel discussion of local industry experts, speaking about how to encourage more women to pursue careers in the skilled trades.
This year’s participants include:
- Joan Strawn, the health and safety coordinator at Damisona Roofing Ltd., a local roofing company;
- Dustin Ceretti, the mine director at Glencore, a global nickel mining company with Sudbury operations;
- Julie Zulich, president and CEO at TESC, a local contracting company;
- Gord Gilpin, director of Ontario operations at Vale, a global nickel mining company with Sudbury operations; and
- Dale Rakochy, product line manager of LHD/trucks region USC at Sandvik, an equipment manufacturer.
Information on that event, which takes place on Oct. 25, is available here.
Jill of All Trades was created by Conestoga College in 2014 and has since rolled out to colleges across North America.