CME is committed to supporting, promoting and inspiring women in manufacturing and pursuing careers in manufacturing. In addition to CME’s initiatives, girls and women can access programs in communities across Canada to learn more about careers in manufacturing. Does your community program support women in manufacturing, STEM and/or skilled trades? Let us know and we will share the details on our page. Together #WeCanDoIt.
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Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women
What this grant offers
The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W) helps you pay for expenses while you train as an apprentice in a Designated Red Seal Trade where women are underrepresented.
- The AIG-W is a taxable grant of $3,000 per level, awarded to registered apprentices
- You must complete your first year/level (or equivalent) to apply for the AIG-W
- You can apply for this grant twice during your training (for a maximum of $6,000)
- You can apply for your second AIG-W after completing your second year/level (or equivalent) of training
If you progressed in 2018 your deadline is: June 30, 2019
If you progressed on or after January 1, 2019, your deadline is: 12 months following your date of progression
Engage. Educate. Encourage. The goal of Kickass Careers is to raise awareness and promote careers in Skilled Trades and Technology.
To support recruitment and retention needs within the workforce by aiding in the effort to remove barriers preventing diversity, inclusion and respect in the workplace.
What they do
Skills Ontario is building Ontario’s skilled trades and technologies workforce. They enable and empower all youth, including women and Indigenous youth, to consider a career in the skilled trades and technologies. Engagement with students, teachers, parents, volunteers, employers, and mentors ensure our programs connect education, experience, and employment. They deliver in-school presentations across Ontario, host Canada’s largest skills competition, run summer camps for skills development and connect students to employers. They are focused on growth sectors such as construction and infrastructure, technology innovation, and hospitality services.
Build a Dream
In 2014, a special event was held to address the skilled trades/STEM shortage in Windsor, Ontario. Several stakeholders realized that this should not be a singular event and Build a Dream was formed. The organization grew steadily and after moving province-wide, founder Nour Hachem-Fawaz knew that it was necessary to expand the movement across Canada. Today, Build a Dream continues to empower young women to make informed career choices, and utilizes surveys, feedback, and success stories to track the positive impacts that programming has made in Canadian communities. The non-profit is 100% funded through partners who believe in promoting diversity and inclusion to strengthen the workforce.
Techsploration, a not-for-profit organization, was established in 1998 because we believed if you want to make a change in the number of women working in these fields, you have to reach the young women. Techsploration directly addresses this.
Techsploration provides young women from grades nine through twelve with opportunities to explore science, trades and technology occupations, while creating awareness about the critical role of work in their lives. It also helps them understand the significance of high school math and science for their future careers.