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Due to the safety sensitive nature of our training and worksites, Women Building Futures has zero tolerance for any substances that can impede perception and performance. WBF relies on SureHire Occupational Testing to ensure that we follow the standards of the Canadian Model and the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration in our evaluation of our applicants.

WBF Program Highlights

Take your career to new heights!
Check out our NEW Ironworker Readiness Program.

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Pave the way to a great career 
Check out our NEW Operator Readiness Program.

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Get the training and get the work with the Journeywoman Start Program!
Starts March 7, 2016. Application deadline is January 25, 2016

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WBF News

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. 

September 21, 2015
- Construction Business Magazine - Transforming the face of the industry - Increased demand for skilled workers means rewarding, well paying career opportunities.To read the full story click here.  

September 17, 2015 - Ledcor Lends Heavy Equipment Valued at Over $25,000 to Women Building Futures. To read the full story, please click here. 

WBF Videos

Below is a playlist of videos detailing some of our programs, including recent additions like Construction Start.

Additional 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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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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