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  • Training Local Women for Local Work – Your McMurray Magazine

    by Your McMurray Magazine | Oct 23, 2018

    Check out this feature in Your McMurray Magazine to get a glimpse into our first regional office in the Regional Municipality of Woof Buffalo (RMWB).

    “Over the last 20 years, WBF has offered training and services through their Training Centre located in downtown Edmonton. WBF is now engaging with local women and organizations right here in the RMWB to make sure we have the workforce needed now and in the future.”

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  • WHAT NOW? Blueprints for work-based learning – Canada West Foundation

    by Janet Lane | Oct 22, 2018

    This article by Canada West Foundation outlines the importance of skills focused programs as training for various groups underrepresented in the workforce. Women Building Futures, along with two other organizations are mentioned as examples.

    “WBF provides wraparound supports, including housing, to women who are unemployed or underemployed and offers pre-apprenticeship and equipment operator training for good quality careers in sectors that haven’t traditionally employed a lot of women.”

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  • More needs to be done to attract women to industry, says WBF Work Proud Summit Panel – Truck News

    by Truck News | Oct 11, 2018

    EDMONTON, Alta. – Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) president Chris Nash believes companies that do not embrace diversity and inclusiveness will soon struggle to find talent.

    “Diversity will bring more ideas and progression,” Nash said during the Women Building Futures Work Proud Summit in Edmonton Oct. 3. “Going forward, it will be less appealing to work for a company that is not diverse.”

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