MWT Building Our Future Conference

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If have any questions about your registration, please contact mb.womenintrades.ca@gmail.com

By the year 2020, the federal government has stated that 319,000 new jobs will be required in the construction sector alone. This makes the need for more skilled workers today stronger than ever! Raising awareness and providing resources is key to attracting more women to a career in the skilled trades.

With this in mind, the Manitoba Construction Sector Council, Manitoba Home Builders’ Association, Manitoba Heavy Construction Association, Manitoba Building Trades, and Winnipeg Construction Association are hosting a first-of-its-kind, 2-day long Manitoba Women in Trades Conference, February  18-19th, 2020 (7:30am-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:

  • Women will identify challenges and demonstrate effective strategies to work in construction
  • Women will be connected to supports available in Manitoba for women in trades
  • Employers will demonstrate best practices in the recruitment and retention of women working in construction
  • Indigenous women will learn how to overcome challenges to retain employment in the construction industry
  • Construction and safety associations, educational institutions, Apprenticeship and construction companies will host a trade show to recruit and market their products and services
  • Attendees will network and build relationships to support women in construction

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 

Conference Door Prizes:

Chance to win 1 of 4 Premium Bracelet passes to Festival du Voyageur!

 

Premium Bracelet passes include unlimited access to the festival grounds any time during Festival.

Festival du Voyageur runs:

Friday, Feb 14th, 2020 (6:00PM) – Sunday, Feb 23rd (6:00PM)

Tickets generously provided by

Early Bird Ticket Prize to See the Manitoba Moose Play

Tickets generously provided by

Tradeshow

The Manitoba Women in Trades Conference Tradeshow features an extensive list of companies and employers. 

Hotel Conference Rate

We have a special conference room rate at the Victoria Inn and Conference Centre of $130.00 plus taxes.
$ 130
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Hotel Room Stay
  • To book the room, guests are encouraged to call the hotel's local number at 1(204) 786-4801 for reservations
  • Please state that you are with the Manitoba Women in Trades Conference group or quote group #154572 to reserve your room.
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The Purpose of This Conference:

  • Women will identify challenges and demonstrate effective strategies to work in construction
  • Women will be connected to supports available in Manitoba for women in trades
  • Employers will demonstrate best practices in the recruitment and retention of women working in construction
  • Indigenous women will learn how to overcome challenges to retain employment in the construction industry
  • Construction and safety associations, educational institutions, Apprenticeship and construction companies will host a trade show to recruit and market their products and services
  • Attendees will network and build relationships to support women in construction

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 

Topics at the Conference:

  • Employers: Best Practices
  • Indigenous Women: Pathways to Construction
  • Newcomers Transition to Work in Construction
  • Youth: How to Get Into the Trades
  • Supports Available for Women Entering the Trades

Event Schedule

February 18-19, 2020

7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location of the Conference

Sponsorship

To make this event happen, we are in need of sponsorship from our industry, education and government partners.  With this support, we will be able to bring in the very best presenters and will sponsor women who could not otherwise afford to attend this event.

Sponsors