The Women of Steel program is delivered in partnership with the CWB Welding Foundation. Based on the CWB curriculum, the program combines virtual and hands-on training in welding. At the conclusion of the program, students will have the opportunity to have their welds tested by CWB. Students who complete the program may choose to further their training in welding, explore apprenticeship options, or pursue employment.
- Women Of Steel was created as an opportunity for women to learn welding alongside other women.
- The Women of Steel Program incorporates both virtual and hands-on learning.
- It has been designed to break stereotypes and allow women to gain the skills and confidence to enter a rewarding, in-demand, and well-paid career.
- For women looking for a new career or considering switching fields, welding is an especially promising industry.
- The demand for welders is increasing. Welding, like many of the skilled trades, is facing a shortage that will continue. Welding can be an active job that offers flexible hours and travel opportunities.
This program will:
- Provide women the opportunity to learn about the welding trade.
- Provide women with information about sustainable career options that can increase their economic security.
- Provide women in remote locations, Indigenous communities, and other target groups with marketable skills.
- Increase supports for women to access and retain employment in welding and the skilled trades.
- Minimum of grade 10 certificate or equivalent (Grade 10 math and English completed)
- Be 18+ years old
- Legally entitled to work in Canada
- Self-identify as female (only for Women of Steel) who are interested in the welding trade