May 29, 2024

The trades are some of the few jobs which are in high demand and have been for some time. The Government of Canada estimates that there is a need for over 250,000 skilled trade workers over the next five years to meet demand.

Currently, women only make up 8 per cent of the trades workforce, according to Statistics Canada, with industry experts suggesting the number is closer to 5 per cent. Former Olympic boxer Mandy Bujold and fellow industry leaders are finding ways to help the next generation of Women in Skilled Trades in Waterloo Region.

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