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WBF Program Highlights

Get in the driver’s seat with the WBF Suncor HEO program!

Starts September 18, 2015.  Application deadline is July 12, 2015

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Get the hands-on training you need to get behind the wheel.

Starts October 13, 2015. Application deadline is August 17, 2015

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Are you wired for a career in electrical?

Check out our Electrical Basics Program. Starts October 23, 2015

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Get the training and get the work with the Journey Woman Start program!

Starts September 28, 2015. Application deadline is August 17, 2015

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WBF Videos

Aboriginal Women: The Opportunity is Now

If you are an Aboriginal woman thinking about getting into construction, listen to what Aboriginal women have to say about it. Also, listen to what industry leaders have to say on this topic.

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Women Building Futures and TFL Industrial Pre-employment Welder Training Program

Check out how we work with local Employers to develop and diversify their workforce and create opportunities for women in the construction trades.

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Industry Leaders Talking about Opportunities for Women in Construction

Did you know that between 2011 and 2019 Canada’s construction industry will need to recruit approximately 320,000 workers? It’s true. And Alberta will feel this demand possibly even more so than other places. Retiring baby-boomers and global competition for workers means great career opportunities for women in construction.

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Opportunities for Women in Construction

Working in the trades is hard work and it’s not for every man or woman. But if you are looking for a way to earn a good living, and build a career – a career in construction just might be what you’re looking for. Watch the video and listen to what women are saying about it.

Think about it - you would be earning a very nice income while learning a trade as an apprentice electrician, welder, pipefitter, plumber or any of 30 construction related trades. Or you could work as a heavy equipment operator building roads or hauling rock.

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WBF News

July 7, 2015  EN or FR- 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 to read the story in English or French.

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. 

March 26, 2015 - Joanne Stepney, Women Building Futures academics teacher wins the Breakfast Television Golden Apple Award! Click here to watch 

March 23, 2015 - Women Building Futures and Imperial welcomes the next class of haul truck operators. Click here to read more.

March 19, 2015 - Pembina partners with Women Building Futures to create a unique training opportunity for aboriginal women. Click here to read more.

March 6, 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 26, 2015 – Women Building Futures partners with AECOM to recruit and train women for their workforce.Click here to read more. February 26, 2015 – Women Building Futures offers new training opportunities for women. Alberta Native News. Click here to read more.

February 24, 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 20, 2015 – Graham Brothers partners with WBF to recruit and train more women for their workforce. Click here to read more.

February 19, 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 22, 2015 – 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 here to see more.

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