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Building the success of women in
Manitoba’s construction industry.

  • Introducing New MWC Board Members
  • Kayla Gervais on Seeing is Believing: Why Female Mentors In Construction Matter
  • Unlocking the Toolkit Partner's with Tooling Up the Teens!
  • MWC at Skills Manitoba Virtual Young Women's Conference 
  • Upcoming MWC Event: How to Communicate & Connect in a “Masked” world
  • PPE for Women in Construction: The Right Fit
  • Canada Making Strides in Attracting Women to Construction, But More Work is Needed
  • Developing a Career in Skilled Trades - Webinar Series
  • THANK YOU to our 2021 Sponsors!
MWC at Skills Manitoba Virtual Young Women's Conference - April 7, 2021
MWC participated in SkillsMB Virtual Young Women's Conference on April 7, where we reached over 1,100 students in Grades 6-12 from across Manitoba! 

Young participants met female mentors working in the trades or technology fields, participated in team-building and hands-on activities, and received information on employment opportunities and career planning. This conference, led by Skills Manitoba, provides female role models to young women and assists them in planning their future career. 

Find out more about Skills Manitoba's Virtual Conference by clicking on MWC's Virtual Booth above!

 

PPE for Women in Construction: The Right Fit

Construction has been an industry traditionally dominated by male workers and as a result much of the PPE developed and manufactured for this industry has been designed for men.

As more women are entering construction, they are discovering that the personal protective equipment (PPE) available doesn’t always fit them. PPE is the last line of defense for a worker when it’s not possible to eliminate the workplace hazard, but if the personal protective equipment doesn’t fit properly it can’t do its job.

 


Canada Making Strides in Attracting Women to Construction, But More Work is Needed

Even through a pandemic, construction work remains steady and in demand. Buildforce Canada estimates that Canada will need to recruit more than 300,000 new workers over the next decade to keep pace with demand.

One way to help fill the labor gap is through hiring more women. While the number of women in construction is steadily on the rise, women made up more than 13% of the total workforce in construction in 2019, only 4.7% of tradespeople working in construction were females.

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