TORONTO — Skills Ontario is partnering with KickAss Careers, Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE), and Women of Powerline Technicians (PLT) to collaborate and encourage young women to pursue career opportunities in the skilled trades and technology.
Through skill development, mentorship, networking and experiential learning opportunities, Skills Ontario and its collaborating organizations will provide educational and engaging workshops, states a release.
The workshops will include the Young Women’s Career Exploration Events, which run throughout the school year, and the Young Women’s Conference, which is hosted in conjunction with the annual Skills Ontario Competition, to encourage exciting career paths, indicates a Skills Ontario release.
“We are delighted to be partnering with women in skilled trade and technology organizations,” said Jennifer Green, director of competitions and young women’s initiatives at Skills Ontario, in a statement. “These collaborations are important, because they reach young women across the province with an important message: that the skilled trades and tech offer rewarding, lucrative, and fulfilling career opportunities. By standing together with the same mission, we are able to amplify that message and connect Ontario’s young women to mentors, and we thank KickAss Careers, WiRE, Women of PLT, and others for their partnership.”
Jamie McMillan, founder of KickAss Careers, said in a statement, “On behalf of the KickAss Careers Team and myself we are excited about this opportunity to partner with likeminded organizations who share the same motivation and passion to engage, educate and offer ongoing encouragement to young women and their parents considering careers in skilled trades and technology sectors.”
“Through collaboration in partnership with Skills Ontario, WiRE, Women of PLT and many others, we are able to provide students, parents and educators with authentic representation from those of us who not only talk the talk but walk the walk.”