Manitoba Women in Trades
Together We Can Do It!
To Our Manitoba Women in Trades Conference
"Together We Can Do It!"
Attendees, Speakers, Partners, and Sponsors
Manitoba Construction Sector Council is thankful for your participation at the Manitoba Women in Trades Conference. Coming together in person to engage in conversation brings renewed energy and passion to advance the role women play in the construction sector.
Thank you for your contribution.
Tradeshow Booths Sold out!
On November 16, 2022, the second Manitoba Women in Trades Conference will Continue the Conversation
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 work plan focuses on targeted actions to help create the right conditions to support private-sector job 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.
Manitoba’s Skills, Talent, and Knowledge Strategy was released in 2020 to provide strategic direction to publicly funded post-secondary institutions and outline actions needed to accelerate recovery, advance Manitoba’s economy, and promote positive outcomes. The strategy includes targeted actions to strengthen alignment between post-secondary institutions, immigration, training and employment services, and labour market needs. The strategy was informed by robust stakeholder engagement, including sector council partners such as the Manitoba Construction Sector Council (MCSC).
A theme common to many of the sectors was a drastic shortage of skilled labourers and tradespeople, particularly in construction. At the same time, women make up only a very small percentage (4% approximately) of the construction sector workforce. Bringing more women into the construction sector workforce, where there are generally higher-paying salaries, would go a long way toward addressing the critical shortage of tradespeople in Manitoba while providing women with high-paying jobs and career advancement.
As part of a multi-faceted strategy to encourage and attract more women into construction-related employment, the Manitoba Construction Sector Council (MCSC) hosted the first Manitoba Women in Trades Conference in February 2020. An amazing 530 women attended this first-time event. As a result of the conference’s success and MCSC’s overall support of women in trades, MCSC received funding through the Manitoba Status of Women to also support the training and employment of Indigenous women living in remote communities. As a result, 45 Indigenous women are currently employed on construction projects in their home communities! The number of women working in construction is increasing because there is greater awareness of the multiple careers available, there is an increase in engagement with employers who are facing labour shortages and there are more education opportunities for women who face multiple barriers to employment.
With this strategy in mind, the Manitoba Construction Sector Council with the support/cooperation of Manitoba Home Builders’ Association, Manitoba Heavy Construction Association, Winnipeg Construction Association, First People Development Inc., and Construction Association of Rural Manitoba is hosting a 1-day Manitoba Women in Trades Conference, November 16, 2022 (7:30 am-4:00 pm) 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 successful, as well as to employers, superintendents, project managers, and estimators who are looking to recruit, retain and support women in trades.
The Purpose of This Conference:
Who should Attend?
- Women Looking for Employment
- Women Transitioning to a New Career
- Women Seeking Advancement
- Women who are Newcomers, Indigenous People, Youth,
- Women who are New Entrants, Skilled Labourers, Journey People
- Superintendents, Estimators, Project Managers, and Supervisors
- Employers, Employees of Construction Companies, or Suppliers of Construction Companies
Take a chance and sign up to be a part of this event! It may change your life and the way you look at work!
For more information on the conference contact: email@example.com
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 to the conference, the Manitoba Construction Sector Council will be developing a one-day Women in Leadership workshop to be delivered by local community in leadership-stories of success to support women transitioning to leadership roles.
On November 16, 2022, the second Manitoba Women in Trades Conference will continue the conversation! We look forward to seeing you there!
Manitoba Construction Sector Council is seeking financial support from our industry and government partners to host the Women in Trades Conference. We have some great speakers planned for the event but need sponsorships to make this happen. There will be an opportunity to host a trade show booth. Last year the 40 booth sold out quickly so reserve your space as soon as possible.
Any profits are made from the event, will be donated back to the women we support!
Thank you to our Sponsors
2020 Conference Highlights
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Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
1808 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0G3
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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