Manitoba Women in Trades Conference

Together We Can Do It!

On March 16, 2022 the second annual 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 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, March 16, 2022 (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:

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 March 16, 2022, the second Women in Trades Conference will continue the conversation!

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Sponsorship Opportunities

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!

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