Virtual Young Women’s Conference – March 15, 2022

NEW for 2022!  Virtual Skills Manitoba Young Women’s Conference!

Skills Manitoba is pleased to host an exciting Virtual Young Women’s Conference on Tuesday, March 15, 2022!

This conference is for young women in Grades 7-9 to learn about the many skilled trades careers available in today’s employment market. The conference will highlight different vocations in trades, introduce young women to an exciting Journey person, Jamie McMillan, and also to women mentors in the trades field along with virtual tours and demonstrations.

The event will feature Keynote Speaker; Jamie McMillan, Kick Ass Careers  – Jamie has been working across Canada as a journeyman ironworker, in the construction industry since 2002. In an effort to expand her knowledge and increase her opportunities, she recently began a secondary journey as a boilermaker. In 2006, she began to volunteer as a member at networking events to encourage young women to consider careers in skilled trades through Skills Canada-Ontario.

Currently, Jamie continues to work on various construction sites across the country whenever possible, works on call at a shelter for homeless women and concentrates on school and community outreach.

The 90-minute event will also offer an insightful panel discussion with tradeswomen and an opportunity for students to ask lots of questions. The conference will feature a live Demonstration along with meeting the panel women right in their workshops.


Great jobs...Great future!

“My biggest piece of advice for anyone considering skilled trades –no matter what age, never be afraid to try.”

Ashley Weber

Motor Vehicle Body Repairer, Urban Autobody

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