Construction Foundation of BC Gateway project
This collaborative Skills Ready initiative has been a great opportunity to introduce women to sheet metal and build more diversity in our labour force. So far, ten women participated in this one day ‘bootcamp’ workshop taught by Sheila Sadler, a female journey. Several have been hired by contractors including Modern Niagara and Viaduct Sheet Metal Ltd.
Indigenous People and Newcomers to Canada UTIP Advisory Committees
Building on the momentum of the Women in Sheet Metal Advisory Committee, in late November, we will launch the advisory committees for the other key groups targeted in our UTIP project: Indigenous People and Newcomers to Canada. Attendees will share their experiences and help shape equity, diversity and inclusion in the sheet metal industry. Watch for email invitations to RSVP.
Tradeswomen Build Nations 2023
The largest gathering of tradeswomen in the world will take place on December 1-3 in Washington, D.C. The Tradeswomen Build Nations conference brings together women from across North America representing diverse trades. We will have 12 SMART Local 280 delegates attending this event to represent the sheet metal industry.