WBF in the News


August 12, 2015 - Edmonton, Alberta. SureHire renews agreement with Women Building Futures!  SureHire has been a huge success for Women Building Futures with the professional testing they've done for our programs and the help that they have provided with our assessment process. To read the full story on the renewal agreement and how they help us click here. 

August 12, 2015 - Edmonton, Alberta. Ledcor has written a story about our partnership. They have been big supporters of Women Building Futures and have loaned $25,000 dollars worth of heavy equipment to support our Heavy Equipment Operator program. Click here to read the full story.
 

July 27, 2015 - Edmonton, Alberta. Canadian Natural and Northern Gateway Pipelines partner with WBF to help women overcome barriers to success. This partnership will give WBF the ability to go to Aboriginal communities and teach math programs that were previously only available in Edmonton.To read the full story of the partnership and the programs that will be offered click here.

July 23, 2015 - Edmonton, Alberta. The federal government is expanding training and skills development opportunities for women by investing more than two million dollars in the Women Building Futures Heavy Equipment Operator Program. To read the full article by the Journal of Commerce click here. 

July 7, 2015 – Edmonton, Alberta – Today, the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced an investment of $2,097,375 to expand the Women Building Futures’ (WBF) Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) Program. Today’s investment will allow WBF to acquire assets that promote the long-term sustainability and delivery of their HEO training program for students. Additionally, federal funding will secure simulator equipment that supports HEO training at WBF. Click here for details.

July 2015 – Edmonton, Alberta. Watch the recently released video by the Government of Alberta of a WBF grad crane operator working at Mammoet. What a great partnership between WBF, industry and government. Click here to view.

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June 2015

CLAC Magazine. Building Careers. An article featuring WBF and interviews with two of our grads, Karen Mohr and Shannon Godlien, both Journeymen working for CLAC companies. CLAC is the primary sponsor of the WBF Opportunities for Women in Construction Awareness Campaign, a program to inform women of the career opportunities available to them in the construction trades. Click here to read the story.

May 8, 2015 -

Fillmore Construction joins growing number of companies to partner with Women Building Futures to sponsor women with new construction program! Click here to read more!

May 8, 2015 -

Women Building Futures partners with Expocrete, for a new construction program! Click here to read more!

April 30, 2015 -

Graham Brothers enters second partnership with Women Building Futures to sponsor women into new Construction Program. Click here to read more.

April 7, 2015 -

Women Building Futures offers PCA members the opportunity to become a WBF Employer of Choice. Click here to read more. Click here to learn more about PCA.

March 27, 2015 - 

The Red Deer Advocate has written a special feature on Women Building Futures, Click here to read the story. 

Joanne Stepney, Women Building Futures academics teacher wins the Breakfast Television Golden Apple Award! Click here to watch 

Women Building Futures and Imperial welcomes the next class of haul truck operators. Click here to read more.

Pembina partners with Women Building Futures to create a unique training opportunity for aboriginal women.Click here to read more.

March 2015

Women Building Futures partners with AECOM to recruit and train women for their workforce.Click here to read more.

March 2015

Toronto, Ontario – JudyLynn Archer, president and CEO of Women Building Futures speaks at the first Women in Drive Leadership Summit. Click here to read more.

February 2015

Women Building Futures offers new training opportunities for women. Alberta Native News. Click here to read more.

February 2015

WBF partners with O’Hanlon Paving to recruit, assess and train women for potential employment with O’Hanlon Paving in Edmonton. Click here to read more.

February 2015

Graham Brothers partners with WBF to recruit and train more women for their workforce. Click here to read more.

February 2015

WBF announces a new partnership with Standard General Inc. to recruit and train women as Class 3 Drivers for Standard General’s workforce. Click here to read more.

January 2015 - EN / FR

The Federal Government, Alberta Government, Imperial Oil Foundation, CLAC, and Shell Canada announce their  support of WBF for a new online project called #4ME to reach any woman, anywhere who is interested in a career in the trades. Click to read in English or French.

December 2014 

Oilweek Magazine. Connecting With Communities. Read about how companies like Imperial Oil are partnering with programs such as Women Building Futures. Click to read more

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 8, 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" – 

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.