Manitoba Women in Trades Conference

On October 28, 2021 the second annual Women in Trades Conference will continue the conversation

Together We Can Do It!

In October 2019, the Manitoba government announced their plan to work with partners in the private sector to create 40,000 new private-sector job opportunities over the next four years. The Manitoba Works plan focuses on targeted actions to help create the right conditions to support private-sector hob creation and overall growth in Manitoba’s economy. This includes accelerating talent acquisition and business expansion by fast-tracking the development of Manitoba’s skills, talent and knowledge strategy.

With this in mind, the Manitoba Construction Sector Council, Manitoba Home Builders’ Association, Manitoba Heavy Construction Association, Manitoba Building TradesWinnipeg Construction Association and First People Development Inc. are hosting a 1-day Manitoba Women in Trades Conference, October 28, 2021 (8:00am-4:00pm) at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Conference Centre in Winnipeg, MB. The conference is geared toward women who need support, guidance, and connections to make their construction career a success, as well as to employers, superintendents, project managers and estimators to identify ways to recruit, retain and support women in trades

The Purpose of This Conference:

  • Identify challenges and demonstrate effective strategies to work in construction
  • Connect women to supports available in Manitoba for women in trades
  • Demonstrate best practices in the recruitment and retention of women working in construction
  • Host a trade show to recruit and market construction companies, educational institutions and associations products and services
  • Network and share best practices

Priority for Attendees:

Superintendents, Estimators, Project Managers, Employers, Employees of Construction Companies or Suppliers of Construction Companies, Newcomers, Indigenous People, Youth, New Entrants, Skilled Labourers, Journey People and Supervisors.

As a result of the conference, the Manitoba Construction Sector Council will be developing a one-day Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges workshop to be delivered by local community colleges, industry trainers, career counsellors and associations that support women in transition. In addition, MCSC will create a printed and virtual booklet depicting women’s Stories of Success to support other women in workplace transition. On October 28, 2021, the second Women in Trades Conference will continue the conversation!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Manitoba Construction Sector Council is hosting a conference to support women entering trades. We are seeking sponsorship opportunities so we can cover registration costs for new entrants, youth, immigrants and Indigenous women.

We have some great speakers planned for the event but need your support to make this happen. If you could share this request with your contacts it would be greatly appreciated.

If any profits are made from the event, they will be donated back to the women we support and if you would like to host a booth at the trades show please let us know.

2020 Highlights

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