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Women in Trades

Are you thinking about a career in the Skilled Trades?

Non-traditional occupations for women, such as the skilled trades, can offer a direct route to a secure and fulfilling future.

Whether you’re choosing a career for the first time or considering a career change, a non-traditional career path can be just the thing for you. It can help you: balance work and family life, keep learning and growing as long as you wish and contribute to your community in ways you may have not yet considered.

Conestoga College is a leader in skilled trades training for women. Through gender specific programming and opportunities for mentorship, Conestoga has assisted many women in pursuing a rewarding career in the skilled trades.

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Jennifer Green, Alumni of Distinction, 2013

Alumni of Distinction

Skilled tradesperson Jennifer Green has made remarkable contributions to those around her through her leadership, her individual achievements and the mentorship she provides for young women across the community…

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Getting Started

Different paths for women to take to enter into trades and apprenticeship

Pathways to Trades

See the many pathways that women can take to a rewarding career in the skilled trades.

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See for Yourself


Imagine a Rewarding Career

Whether you are a high school student unsure about your future career path or a woman looking for a career change, Trades and Apprenticeship may be your answer.

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What’s Happening?



Come check out all the exciting events that Trades has to offer.

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Our Liaison Officer would be pleased to hear from you.


Abby Brandes
519-748-5220 ext. 2400

Pre-apprenticeship Liaison

Kristen Goetz
519-885-0300 ext. 5484

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