Employer Testimonials

“We’ve seen many times how women succeeding in this industry have had a positive effect on the lives of their families and future generations.”
Mark Little, Executive Vice President, Oil Sands & In Situ, Suncor Energy, Fort McMurray, Alberta

“The WBF program has demonstrated success in developing women for careers in heavy industry. For Imperial, this is an investment in our company’s future and in the lives of women who will benefit from the program.” 
Glenn Scott, Senior Vice-President, Resources Division, Imperial

“Women Building Futures has a proven model to train women in construction-related trades and heavy equipment operation, and help them secure meaningful employment. We look forward to supporting WBF in increasing its operational capabilities and helping more women contribute to Canada’s economic prosperity.” 
Bruce Dewar, President and Chief Executive Officer, LIFT Philanthropy Partners

“The more women become interested in pursuing a trades career, the better it will be for the skilled trades workforce in general.”
Tanner Stewart, President & CEO of TFL Industrial

“The program has been incredibly widely accepted for what it has to offer and what it brings to Mammeot, to industry as a whole and for the women that participate in the programs. WBF opens up so many doors for the people that want to make change in their lives.

"Alberta will continue to be short tradespeople –age/experience gap is growing –no one can fill the gap entirely. WBF’s programs assist in filling the gap with individuals that want to be there. We have seen that the hires from WBF have no preconceived ideas, blend in well and are willing to work for what they get. Anything that adds people with that attitude to industry is a good thing”
Ron Hynes, Manager, Marketing, Communications & PR
Mammoet Canada

“Our experience has been that WBF graduates show up and are prepared to work. They have their eyes wide open and have some understanding of the business and how their actions impact their success along with the employer’s success. “
Morley Harke, GSC, Branch Manager
Canem Systems Ltd.  

Recent Partnerships

January 21, 2016 - Women Building Futures and NorQuest College partner to deliver new Academic Readiness training to women. Click here to read the Press Release.

January 7, 2016 - Edmonton AB—Women Building Futures (WBF) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Borger Group, Lehigh Hanson and O’Hanlon Paving (The Fath Group) to train women as entry-level operators with potential employment opportunities with their companies. WBF, along with the sponsoring companies have identified bulldozer operators and front-end loader operators as occupations in demand, designing a program to gear students and their potential employer for success. Click here to read the Press Release. 

November 2, 2015 - Edmonton AB—Women Building Futures (WBF), Alberta’s premier trades training organization for women, is pleased to announce a new partnership with the North West Redwater Partnership (NWR) and the Alberta Ironworkers Apprenticeship and Training Plan (Local 720). Click here to read the Press Release.