WBF in the News

 

October 2014
Women in Heavy Construction. An article featuring WBF, our President & CEO, JudyLynn Archer, and an interview with Angela Carter, one of our HEO grads. Piling Canada Magazine. Click to read more. 

October 9, 2014
Canada-Alberta Job Grant now accepting employer applications. Women Building Futures ready to work with employers to provide training. Click to read more. 

October 2, 2014
Women Building Futures celebrates third year of recruiting and training haul truck operators for Imperial's Kearl oil sands. Click to read more. 

September 18, 2014
WBF Electrical Graduates are ready for hire. Click to read more. 

August 8, 2014
LIFT Philanthropy Partners makes multi-year commitment to Women Building Futures. Click to read more. 

August 2014 
WOMEN IN THE TRADES. Coming soon to a construction site near you. Check out the article with WBF and NAIT in the August issue of Edmonton New Home and Condo Living Magazine. Click to read more. 

June 20, 2014
A different path. First Nations student finds Women Building Futures a perfect fit. Aboriginal Alberta, The Edmonton Sun. Click to read more. 

June 13, 2014 
Female workforce in the trades “untapped and underemployed”. An interview with JudyLynn Archer, president & CEO of Women Building Futures. By Carol Christian, Fort McMurray CONNECT. Click to read more. 

Spring 2014
Empowering Communities. Empowering Women. Talisman Energy Community Report. Click to read more. 

May 21, 2014
WBF & ARHCA Heavy Equipment Operator graduates ready for hire! Click to read more

May 14, 2014
WBF and TFL Industrial graduate first class from pre-employment welder training program. Click to read more

April 22, 2014
Women Building Futures offers unique training for women -- Alberta Native News. Click to read more. 

April 14, 2014
Women Building Futures celebrates renewed industry partnership training program. Click to read more

April 4, 2014
Minister of State Michelle Rempel, Western Economic Diversification, recognizes and thanks supporters of WBF. View the video here. 

April 4, 2014
Industry gains access to Alberta’s largest untapped workforce with the new WBF/ARHCA heavy equipment operator program. Click to read more. 

March 20, 2014
Tapping into an Untapped Workforce: A Sneak Peak with JudyLynn.Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN) Blog. Click here to read the interview. 

March 11, 2014
Meet JudyLynn Archer: Canadian Pioneer, President and CEO of Women Building Futures. Each year, Women’s History Month celebrates the contributions women have made in shaping our nation, past and present. View the video here. 

February 5, 2014
WBF Women gain access to free occupational testing through a new partnership with SureHire. Click here to read more

February 3, 2014
It’s a man’s world no more. Find out about the exploding interest among women who want to get into the trades. Interview with Tanner Stewart from TFL Industrial and WBF grad Kim Schenkenfelder, 1st year apprentice at TFL. CBC Radio. Click here to listen in. 

November 2013
Building our own opportunities. Women of Influence Magazine interviews JudyLynn Archer, President & CEO of WBF. See page 23. Click here to read more. 

November 29, 2013
SAY Magazine features Shannon Kay, Aboriginal woman of influence. Click here to read more Or visit the SAY website at http://www.saymag.com/

November 29, 2013
Industry gains access to Alberta’s largest untapped workforce through a new partnership between Women Building Futures and the Alberta Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association. Click here to read more. 

November 28, 2013
Bridging the Gap! This new video by Electricity Human Resources Canada features our Journeywoman Start Grad, Casie Murdoch. Casie is now a Journeyperson Millwright and does a wonderful job of explaining what her trade is and why more women should look at becoming a millwright. Take a look! 

November 25, 2013
Imperial Contribution to Women Building Futures Program. For the second year Women Building Futures partners with Imperial Oil for a heavy equipment operator program. Click here to read more. 

November 13, 2013
See what yes can do! This new video by Suncor explains perfectly why we do what we do! Features interviews with Suncor’s Executive Vice President Mark Little and WBF’s President JudyLynn Archer, and our Heavy Equipment Operator graduate, Lori Haggerty, who is a great example of what’s possible for any woman who’s serious about pursuing a career in non-traditional trades. Take a look! 

October 2013
JudyLynn Archer: Canadian Pioneer. Listen to WBF’s President & CEO talk about why there's never been a better time in the history of Canada for women to consider working in the trades. Click here to view. 

October 4, 2013
Women Building Futures and TFL Industrial join forces in innovative new welding program. Click here to read more. 

September 16, 2013
The power of influence. The story of Shannon Kay, aspiring electrician and Women Building Futures graduate. -- Leading the Way: Aboriginal People Today, Alberta Aboriginal Relations. Click here to read more. 

July 4, 2013
Apprenticeships: Women entering construction trades get support from Women Building Futures. – Trades Alberta, Edmonton Journal. Click here to read more. 

June 27, 2013
Women in the trades. Read about Karen Mohr, WBF Grad and now WBF Electrical Instructor. – Trades Alberta, Edmonton Journal. Click here to read more. 

June 21, 2013
Removing Barriers. Breaking New Ground: Careers for Women in Construction – Media Planet for the Calgary Herald. Click here to read more. 

June 21, 2013
Removing Barriers. Breaking the Mold: Rona Ambrose urges Women to Step into Non-traditional Roles – Media Planet for the Calgary Herald.  Click here to read more. 

June 21, 2013
Removing Barriers. Keep Trucking: One Woman who Just Won’t Quit – Media Planet for the Calgary Herald. Click here to read more. 

June 21, 2013
Women Building Futures Opportunities for Aboriginal Women - Aboriginal Alberta, The Edmonton Sun. Click here to read more. 

June 21, 2013
Woman building her future. A story about one of our recent graduates, Lori Cardinal - Aboriginal Alberta, The Edmonton Sun. Click here to read more. 

Summer 2013
Building Futures and Breaking Barriers - page 7, Tracks & Treads Magazine, Finning Canada. Click here to read more. 

June 21, 2013
Women Building Futures Aboriginal Engagement Commitment. – Business Profile, Trades Alberta, Edmonton Journal. Click here to read more. 

Summer 2013
Bringing more women into the construction trades. Piling Canada Magazine, see page 50. Click here to read more. 

May 30, 2013
WBF is the go-to place for women serious about entering the trades and for employers needing skilled workers. – Business Profile, Edmonton Journal. Click here to read more. 

May 16, 2013
Women Building Futures Nominated for YWCA of Edmonton Women of Distinction Award. Click here to read more. 

May 1, 2013
Women Building Futures Train to Make a Better Future in the Trades – Edmonton Commerce News. Click here to read more. Click here to read more. 

Spring 2013
Trade in for a New Career: Women get a better chance at success in the construction industry with specialized training – Open Mind Magazine, Volume 21, Issue 1, page 17. Click here to read more. 

April 25, 2013
Best of Trades Alberta Magazine. See Women in the Trades, page 24 to 26 – Edmonton Journal. Click here to read more. 

April 22, 2013
Public Affairs Minister Rona Ambrose visits Women Building Futures – Edmonton Sun. Click here to read more. 

March 22, 2013
While visiting Women Building Futures, Minister for Status of Women Canada, Rona Ambrose highlighted the Government of Canada's commitment to increasing the role women play in non-traditional occupations. Click here to read more. 

February 21, 2013
Women Building Futures leads the way with innovative industry partnerships. Click here to read more. 

February 21, 2013
Trades Alberta: From light lunches to heavy equipment. – Edmonton Journal. Click here to read more. 

Winter 2012
Steelcraft Inc. www.steelcraftinc.com hires Women Building Futures Graduates to train as Welding Apprentices. – Above and Beyond Newsletter, Steelcraft.  Click here to read more. 

December 20, 2012
Women Building Futures works with industry to help graduates succeed on the job. – Edmonton Journal. Click here to read more. 

December 19, 2012
Trades Alberta: Women Building Futures, industry focus on training, recruiting, retaining women. – Edmonton Journal. Click here to read more. 

November 20, 2012
Women Building Futures in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. – Nunatsiaq Online. Click here to read more. 

November 8, 2012
Women Building Futures was instrumental in helping Sheila Chouinard become an electrician. – Edmonton Journal. Click here to read more. 

November 8, 2012
Edmonton-based Women Building Futures chisels out pathway into trades. – Edmonton Journal. Click here to read more. 

October 28, 2012
Building Strong Foundations.  Women Building Futures gives women the training they need to succeed in careers in the trades. – Katie Patterson, Edmonton Sun.  Click here to read more. 

October 26, 2012
Promoting women employment. Lafarge and the NGO "Women Building Futures" work together in a recruitment and training program on truck driving, dedicated to women. Click here to read more. 

October 13, 2012
More Women in Trades. More women are now learning trades they hadn't previously considered, such as in the construction and oil industry, in the midst of a national shortage of skilled labourers. – Briar Stewart, CBC National News. 

October 7, 2012
Through a partnership with WBF, Mammoet has recruited a strong nucleus of female workers. – Edmonton Sun. Click here to read more. 

October 1, 2012
Imperial Contribution to Women Building Futures Program. 

May 29, 2012
Lafarge Shows Leadership. 

April, 2012
Unique opportunities for women seeking to enter the trades. – Alberta Native News. 

March 21, 2012
Lafarge sponsors "Women Building Futures" – Ready-Mix Driver Program.

January 11, 2012 
Building New Partnerships for Women in the Trades. 

August 1, 2011 
Women Building Futures Nurtures a Hidden Labor Pool. 

December 1, 2009
At an awards ceremony in Toronto, JudyLynn Archer, President Women Building Futures was recognized as one of Canada’s most powerful women. Listen to the CBC interview (right-click -> save as)Building New Partnerships for Women in the Trades At an awards ceremony in Toronto, JudyLynn Archer, President Women Building Futures was recognized as one of Canada’s most powerful women. 

June 6, 2008 
Dr. Sam Shaw, NAIT's CEO & President, along with NAIT students and instructors, help unveil statue at Women’s Training Centre and Housing Facility. 

May 9, 2008
Expanded Women’s Training Centre and Housing Facility opens: More Classroom Capacity Plus Housing for Students.