MWT Building Our Future Conference

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.

 

Register Now!

Early Bird Registration
  • 1 Day Conference: $ 150.00
  • 2 Days Conference: $ 250.00
After January 15, 2020
  • 1 Day Conference: $ 200.00
  • 2 Days Conference: $ 325.00

Purchase your tickets before January 15, 2020 to enter to win one of 6 prizes of:

2 tickets to watch the Manitoba Moose play on February 17, 2020!

Tickets generously provided by

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

ARE YOU A WOMAN WORKING IN THE CONSTRUCTION TRADES IN MANITOBA?

You can win a Tough Duck PPE prize pack valued at $500, plus 4 1-day passes for the upcoming Manitoba Women in Trades Conference, Building Our Future Conference on Feb 18-19 at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Conference Centre.

ENTER TO WIN!

  1. Take a picture of you working in your Skilled Trade Profession (Be sure to do it safely!)
  2. Share it on Instagram or Twitter
  3. Feel free to share what you love about working in the Trades
  4. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #MBWIT, this one’s important or we can’t track the entries

Contest Rules – This promotion is only open to residents of Manitoba who are aged 18 years and over. Eligible photos could include a picture of you or you with other women working in skilled trades or attending a vocational education or apprenticeship program. Contest closes Feb 7, 2020 at 1pm central time, and we’ll announce the winner on Feb 10, 2020 on this post. The randomly picked winner will have to get in touch via Instagram or twitter message within 48 hours. If not, we’ll randomly pick another winner and the prize will be forfeited. If the specified prizes become unavailable for any reason, we have sole and absolute discretion to substitute a prize of like or equal value. The randomly picked winner is responsible for their own transportation to the conference.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Twitter.

ARE YOU A WOMAN WORKING IN THE CONSTRUCTION TRADES IN MANITOBA?

You can win a Tough Duck PPE prize pack valued at $500, plus 4 1-day passes for the upcoming Manitoba Women in Trades Conference, Building Our Future Conference on Feb 18-19 at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Conference Centre.

ENTER TO WIN!

  1. Take a picture of you working in your Skilled Trade Profession (Be sure to do it safely!)
  2. Share it on Instagram or Twitter
  3. Feel free to share what you love about working in the Trades
  4. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #MBWIT, this one’s important or we can’t track the entries

Contest Rules – This promotion is only open to residents of Manitoba who are aged 18 years and over. Eligible photos could include a picture of you or you with other women working in skilled trades or attending a vocational education or apprenticeship program. Contest closes Feb 7, 2020 at 1pm central time, and we’ll announce the winner on Feb 10, 2020 on this post. The randomly picked winner will have to get in touch via Instagram or twitter message within 48 hours. If not, we’ll randomly pick another winner and the prize will be forfeited. If the specified prizes become unavailable for any reason, we have sole and absolute discretion to substitute a prize of like or equal value. The randomly picked winner is responsible for their own transportation to the conference.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Instagram or Twitter.