MB Status of Women

Manitoba Status of Women

The Manitoba Status of Women & Manitoba Economic Development and Jobs funded MCSC to deliver construction skills training that leads to employment in four remote Indigenous communities. In addition, MCSC will bring career awareness to youth in 20 remote Indigenous communities using the latest virtual reality technology. This project will disseminate the results at the MCSC Manitoba Women in Trades Conference on March 16, 2022, at Victoria Inn, Winnipeg.

Cross Lake

Job Readiness Program

Eline Anderson, The First Indigenous Woman HEO operator

16 Indigenous women started and completed the job readiness course and safety training in Cross Lake in July 2021 

12 of the women went onto blast hole drilling while the other 4 found employment with Mid North Construction.


Blast Hole Drilling Program

Don Ayres, Certified Blaster and Driller / Safety

All 12 women graduated from the Blast Hole Drilling course in Cross Lake on September 17, 2021. All 12 women were employed by September 21, 2021.


Job Readiness Program

Jennifer Daniels, Program Coordinator, Manitoba Construction Sector Council

11 Indigenous women started and 11 completed the job readiness course and safety training in Pinaymootang on July 30, 2021. 

Framer Certificate Program

Annette Head, First Indigenous woman Journeyperson Carpenter, Vocational Education Instructor

11 Indigenous women registered for the framer course in Pinaymootang. 9 women completed the program on October 29, 2021 and will be employed on local construction projects in the community. 4 students employed in Pinaymootang with the rest expected to be employed in the new year 2022.

Pinaymootang will be building 28 homes in the coming months and will require all 9 of the women to be employed on this project.

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