TORONTO—March 8 is International Women’s Day and Skills Ontario is celebrating with two free events: the International Women’s Day Conference and the International Women’s Day Workshop.
The theme of the 2022 International Women’s Day campaign is #BreakTheBias.
The conference will have two sessions, one at 10 a.m. (EST) and at 7 p.m. (EST), so those attending can attend the conference at the time that is most convenient. It is geared towards students in Grades 11 and12 and at the post-secondary level, apprentices, businesswomen, tradeswomen and advocates for women in the skilled trades and technologies.
The workshop, intended for students in Grades 6, 7 and 8, will run from 10 to 11 a.m. (EST).
Topics include allyship, facing discrimination, health and safety, incentives, resources and more. Attendees will hear from many panellists and speakers to learn more about pursuing skilled trades and technologies.
Over the course of the year, Skills Ontario and its partners will host Young Women’s Career Exploration events at locations across Ontario that bring education, hands-on experience and mentorship together, ultimately making the connection to successful career opportunities in the skilled trades and technology sectors, indicates a release.
The event series culminates in the Young Women’s Conferences at the Skills Ontario Competition that will be held virtually on May 3.
“Opportunities for women in trades and tech are limitless,” said Lindsay Chester, program manager of Skills Ontario’s Young Women’s Initiatives, in a statement. “We need to continue to raise awareness of the career options and provide platforms for female tradespeople to tell their story.”
For more information on International Women’s Day events visit skillsontario.com/iwd.