TORONTO — Skills Ontario has announced a free International Women’s Day Conference to run March 8.
The conference is geared to students, apprentices, businesswomen, tradeswomen and advocates for women in the skilled trades and technologies, stated a release. There will be a two-hour online morning session starting at 10:30 a.m. EST with a recorded replay at 7 p.m. later in the day.
The province’s Associate Minister of Children’s and Women’s Issues Jill Dunlop will be discussing the role of child care in the skilled trades in one session, followed by a Parents Fireside Chat featuring skilled tradeswomen who will discuss work/life balance.
Other sessions include a Real Talk panel, a segment on entrepreneurship, and tips and resources on opportunities in the skilled trades and technologies.
“The skilled trades and technologies are suitable for all, and by providing a space where those who identify as women can hear firsthand experiences and advice from experts, Skills Ontario is aspiring to shatter any and all stigmas that may exist in these fields,” said Ian Howcroft, CEO of Skills Ontario, in the release. “With the opportunity to live text chat with the panellists, viewers can connect directly with industry leaders to hear about how they can overcome their own challenges and pursue their careers.”
Registration is open at the Skills Ontario website.