TORONTO — In celebration of Women in Construction (WIC) Week, which runs until March 12, the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) and League of Champions are highlighting the work of women in the ICI construction sector by releasing a series of interviews with those in the field and the office.
Special focus was put to ensure the interviews highlight the experience onsite, in management roles and the design industry. Interviews include a crane operator, a carpenter, a heavy equipment apprentice and a health and safety professional.
Women account for approximately 12 per cent of Ontario’s construction industry workforce, including off-site business administration, management and sales, states a release, adding WIC Week is a time that brings to the fore the opportunities that are available to women in construction and at the same time, traces the history of women in construction, their challenges, and the ways they’ve been able to overcome them.
“We wanted to show why construction is a fit for everyone and why other women should find a career in the trades,” said Sabrina Tropiano, communications and engagement co-ordinator at the OGCA, in a statement.
“This week was about sharing the stories of strong, proud women who are paving the way for the next generation of workers in the construction industry. We are everywhere.”
To view the interviews and the launch video, visit Ontario General Contractors Association – YouTube.