Women Building Futures Partners with Transcanada to Attract More Women into the Construction Trades

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Women Building Futures Partners with Transcanada to Attract More Women into the Construction Trades

TransCanada joins CLAC and Mammoet Canada Western as sponsors of the WBF Opportunities for Women in Construction Awareness Campaign (OFWIC)
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Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 10:30am

CAMPAIGN: TransCanada Community Investment

CONTENT: Press Release

Edmonton AB, February 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Women Building Futures (WBF), Alberta’s premier trades training organization for women, is pleased to welcome TransCanada as a new partner in the WBF Opportunities for Women in Construction Awareness Campaign (OFWIC). WBF has been running the OFWIC campaign since 2007, the only sustained awareness program of its kind in Western Canada.

“This new partnership will help WBF get the word out to more women that a career in construction is a great opportunity and most definitely worth considering.” says JudyLynn Archer, President & CEO of WBF. “Hats off to TransCanada and our other partners in continuing to support our efforts. Together, we’re building a stronger future.”

The 2016 OFWIC campaign will involve an expansion of WBF’s marketing reach through advertising, social media activities and the delivery of face - to — face information sessions throughout Alberta, and online information sessions across Canada. WBF also works with industry to connect to a local pool of workers who diversify the workforce and are ready, willing and able to do the work.

“We are proud to partner with WBF and expand our support for women in the trades,” says Andrea Jalbert, Vice President of Community and Sustainability at TransCanada. “Not only is their programming addressing some of the major issues facing Alberta communities such as unemployment and underemployment, they are also working to create a more diverse pool of talent in the province. This is particularly important to us as our industry evolves to create an emphasis on hiring more diverse businesses.”

About Women Building Futures
WBF delivers OFWIC through face-to-face information sessions and career decision-making workshops throughout Alberta, with a particular focus on reaching Aboriginal women in their communities. WBF prepares women for a career in the construction industry through academic upgrading, financial literacy, construction fitness and workplace culture training (best practices to work in a safe and productive way), and offers women pre-trades competency-based training in welding, steamfitting/pipefitting, plumbing, sheet metal, carpentry, electrical and heavy equipment operator training at the WBF Suncor Energy Training Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. WBF has quickly become the go — to place for women interested in a career in the trades and for companies wishing to diversify their workforce.

For more information about WBF, visit www.womenbuildingfutures.com.

Keywords: Education | Diversity & Inclusion | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | TransCanada | WBF | Women Building Futures | Women in Construction Awareness Campaign (OFWIC)

CAMPAIGN: TransCanada Community Investment

CONTENT: Press Release

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