CAF-FCA launches mentor program for women in the skilled trades

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) has introduced the National Mentor Development Program for Women in the Skilled Trades.

The initiative will offer free online programming to develop and enhance mentorship skills for women and gender diverse individuals in the trades. The four-month program will feature industry experts and tradeswomen coaches from the construction and manufacturing industry.

In CAF-FCA’s Road Map to Supporting Women in the Trades, tradeswomen identified mentorship as one of their top priorities, and recommend “mentoring programs for women in the trades where experienced tradeswomen mentor and guide those just starting out.”

The organization is asking those interested in applying to be a participant or a coach to apply here, or contact Stephanie Shrum, program manager for the National Mentor Development Program, at [email protected]

CAF-FCA is a non-profit organization that connects Canada’s apprenticeship community to share information, research and best practices, and identify challenges and solutions.





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