Become a Heavy Equipment Technician. Apply today!

Close Announcement
News-Banner-1800x550

NEWS

Women Building Futures

A Trusted Voice for Women

Women Building Futures is valued for its expertise and thought leadership and is a trusted voice in the media about women in the construction and maintenance industry. Take a moment to read our most recent media articles and partnership announcements here.




  • News in 2012

    by System | Mar 31, 2012
    <div><a href="http://www.womenbuildingfutures.com/Portals/49/pdf/Steelcraft.pdf" re_target="_blank" target="_blank"><strong>Winter 2012</strong></a> <p>Steelcraft Inc.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.steelcraftinc.com/" re_target="_blank" target="_blank">www.steelcraftinc.com</a>&nbsp;hires Women Building Futures Graduates to train as Welding Apprentices. &ndash; Above and Beyond Newsletter, Steelcraft.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.womenbuildingfutures.com/Portals/49/pdf/Steelcraft.pdf" re_target="_blank" target="_blank">Click here to read more.</a>&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://www.womenbuildingfutures.com/Portals/49/pdf/TradesAlberta-Dec-20-2012r.pdf" re_target="_blank" target="_blank"><strong>December 20, 2012</strong></a><strong></strong> <p>Women Building Futures works with industry to help graduates succeed on the job. &ndash; Edmonton Journal.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.womenbuildingfutures.com/Portals/49/pdf/TradesAlberta-Dec-20-2012r.pdf" re_target="_blank" target="_blank">Click here to read more.</a>&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/tradesalberta/Trades+Alberta+Women+Building+Futures+industry/7722135/story.html" re_target="_blank" target="_blank"><strong>December 19, 2012</strong></a> <p>Trades Alberta: Women Building Futures, industry focus on training, recruiting, retaining women. &ndash; Edmonton Journal.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/tradesalberta/Trades+Alberta+Women+Building+Futures+industry/7722135/story.html" re_target="_blank" target="_blank">Click here to read more.</a>&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674photo_women_building_futures_in_cambay/" re_target="_blank" target="_blank"><strong>November 20, 2012</strong></a> <p>Women Building Futures in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. &ndash; Nunatsiaq Online.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674photo_women_building_futures_in_cambay/" re_target="_blank" target="_blank">Click here to read more.</a>&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://www.womenbuildingfutures.com/Portals/49/pdf/TradesAlberta-Nov-08-2012r.pdf" re_target="_blank" target="_blank"><strong>November 8, 2012</strong></a><strong></strong> <p>Women Building Futures was instrumental in helping Sheila Chouinard become an electrician. &ndash; Edmonton Journal.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.womenbuildingfutures.com/Portals/49/pdf/TradesAlberta-Nov-08-2012r.pdf" re_target="_blank" target="_blank">Click here to read more.</a></p> <a href="http://www.womenbuildingfutures.com/Portals/49/pdf/WBF_EdJournal_Nov082012.pdf" re_target="_blank" target="_blank"><strong>November 8, 2012</strong></a> <p>Edmonton-based Women Building Futures chisels out pathway into trades. &ndash; Edmonton Journal.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/tradesalberta/Edmonton+based+Women+Building+Futures+chisels/7520167/story.html" re_target="blank" target="blank">Click here to read more.</a>&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://www.womenbuildingfutures.com/Portals/49/pdf/2012-resources/WBFPatchworks.pdf" re_target="_blank" target="_blank"><strong>October 28, 2012</strong></a> <p>Building Strong Foundations.&nbsp;&nbsp;Women&nbsp;Building Futures gives women the training they need to succeed in&nbsp;careers in the trades. &ndash; Katie Patterson, Edmonton Sun.&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.womenbuildingfutures.com/Portals/49/pdf/2012-resources/WBFPatchworks.pdf" re_target="_blank" target="_blank">Click here to read more.</a>&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://www.lafarge.com/wps/portal/2_4_4_3-EcDet?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connect/Lafarge.com/AllCS/Eco/HR/CS121019/CSEN" re_target="_blank" target="_blank"><strong>October 26, 2012</strong></a> <p>Promoting women employment. Lafarge and the NGO "Women Building Futures" work together in a recruitment and training program on truck driving, dedicated to women.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.lafarge.com/wps/portal/2_4_4_3-EcDet?WCM_GLOBAL_CONTEXT=/wps/wcm/connect/Lafarge.com/AllCS/Eco/HR/CS121019/CSEN" re_target="_blank" target="_blank" title="Click here to read more">Click here to read more.</a>&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/TV%20Shows/The%20National/ID/2290683340/" re_target="blank" target="blank" title="click to play"><strong>October 13, 2012</strong></a> <p>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. &ndash;&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/TV%20Shows/The%20National/ID/2290683340/" re_target="blank" target="blank" title="click to play">Briar Stewart, CBC National News.</a>&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://www.womenbuildingfutures.com/Portals/49/pdf/Lifting%20to%20New%20Heights_Patchworks_smaller.pdf" re_target="blank" target="blank"><strong>October 7, 2012</strong></a> <p>Through a partnership with WBF, Mammoet has recruited a strong nucleus of female workers.&nbsp;&ndash; Edmonton Sun.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.womenbuildingfutures.com/Portals/49/pdf/Lifting%20to%20New%20Heights_Patchworks_smaller.pdf" re_target="_blank" target="_blank">Click here to read more.</a></p> <a href="http://www.womenbuildingfutures.com/Portals/49/pdf/Canada%20-%20Imperial%20Contribution%20to%20Women%20Building%20Futures%20Program.pdf" re_target="blank" target="blank"><strong>October 1, 2012</strong></a> <p>Imperial Contribution to Women Building Futures Program.&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://www.womenbuildingfutures.com/Portals/49/BuildingandConstructionCanadaWBF.pdf" re_target="blank" target="blank"><strong>May 29, 2012</strong></a><strong></strong> <p>Lafarge Shows Leadership.&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://www.womenbuildingfutures.com/Portals/49/pdf/ANN%2004_2012.pdf" re_target="blank" target="_blank"><strong>April, 2012</strong></a><strong></strong> <p>Unique opportunities for women seeking to enter the trades. &ndash; Alberta Native News.&nbsp;</p> <a href="http://www.womenbuildingfutures.com/Portals/49/pdf/Lafarge%20WBF%20Press%20Release%20March%202012.pdf" re_target="blank" target="blank"><strong>March 21, 2012</strong></a><strong></strong> <p>Lafarge sponsors "Women Building Futures"&nbsp;&ndash;&nbsp;</p> </div> <div><a href="http://www.womenbuildingfutures.com/Portals/49/pdf/CLAC_WBF%20Press%20Release%202012.pdf" re_target="blank" target="blank"><strong>January&nbsp;11, 2012</strong></a><strong></strong> <p>Building&nbsp;New Partnerships for Women in the Trades.&nbsp;</p> </div>