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Gender Equality Series - Episode 4

Episode 4 – What is Like to be a Woman at Work in a Skilled Trade?

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Episode 4 – What is Like to be a Woman at Work in a Skilled Trade?

What if the right job doesn’t just come along?

You might have to be bold, ask questions and take brave new directions.

Join Maha Majdalawi as she learns how Rebecca Chenier followed her curiosity, found success and became a Read Seal General Machinist

Takeaways:

  1. There is a way to get around barriers like early morning child care (1:67)
  2. How being a Machinist compares to working in an office (2:40)
  3. Things you can learn in the Pre-Apprenticeship Woman in Skilled Trades Program (6:10)
  4. An insider’s view on working with machines (8:20)

Interested in being part of our next program?
Visit https://www.westofwindsor.com/apprenticeship/

Gender Equality Series - Episode 3

Episode 3 – International Career Changes and Challenges

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Episode 3 – International Career Changes and Challenges

Sometimes, one career is not enough.

What does a person do when they feel the need to move on?

How do you keep moving toward your goal when faced with the challenges that will come up on your journey?

Learn how Kay Park found her way around gender inequalities and family expectations to a new career in Canada in this conversation with Lyn Caine, WEST’s Women In Skilled Trades Program Coordinator.

Takeaways:

  1. Savings, moving to a new country, education and family support were keys to kicking off a career change(5:40)
  2. Setbacks require perseverance and facing fears about future unknowns (7:37)
  3. Being open to coincidences can lead to opportunities in unexpected places (8:57)
  4. Having just one person to share challenges with can make a tremendous difference in reaching one’s goals (10:08)
  5. How to create a positive mindset when facing personal difficulties (14:04)

Whether you are new to Canada or not, we can help you through your transition to your next best career. Please visit us at https://www.westofwindsor.com/job-preparation/ or call us at 519-256-6621

Gender Equality Series - Episode 2

Episode 2 – Believing in Woman in the Skilled Trades

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Episode 2 – Believing in Woman in the Skilled Trades

What is it about a career as an Electrician, Millwright or Plumber that could benefit a woman?

How long might it take for a woman to see the economic benefits of having a career in the skilled trades?

Join WEST’s Lillian Gallant as she learns what makes Master Electrician and Entrepreneur Rob Paglia keeps pushing for women to be part of his business and the skilled trades.

Takeaways:

  1. Handling intimidation in a male-dominated environment is possible (2:32)
  2. Internal confidence can help you advocate for yourself at work (4:48 & 6:40)
  3. Having women apprentices on the job site is an advantage for employers (7:06)
  4. Big Increases in wages in the skilled trades can happen within five years (8:08)
  5. How to find the best career fit within the spectrum of options in the skilled trades (8:55)

Interested in learning more about working in the skilled trades? WEST can help you.

Learn more about becoming part of WEST’s Apprenticeship program at: https://www.westofwindsor.com/women-in-skilled-trades/ and give us a call at 519-256-6621.

Gender Equality Series - Episode 1

Episode 1 – Making work work for you!

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Episode 1 – Making work work for you!

Join Danait, as she learns about Omolade William’s career journey into a new community, the Woman in Skilled Trades program, new job and future goals.

Working in a new industry or starting out in a new country has never been easy.

So, how does Omalade stay true to herself and face challenges in her career?

What is a good mindset for women and particularly, women of colour, when facing challenges at work?

Takeaways:

  1. Professional certifications can lead you to a new country but that doesn’t mean you won’t have obstacles to using your skills (4:47)
  2. WEST’s Women In Skill Trades program and placement alignment with current needs (6:06)
  3. Strategies for maintaining your life and dealing with double standards (13:11)