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Skills Ontario will host a conference and workshop for International Women’s Day

TORONTO—March 8 is International Women’s Day and Skills Ontario celebrates with two free events: the International Women’s Day Conference and the International Women’s Day Workshop.

The theme for the 2022 International Women’s Day campaign is #BreakTheBias.

The conference will have two sessions, one at 10:00 a.m. (EST) and 7:00 p.m. (EST), so attendees can attend the conference at a time that is most convenient for them. It is aimed at grades 11 and 12 and post-secondary students, apprentices, businesswomen, tradeswomen and advocates for women’s rights in skilled trades and technology.

The workshop, aimed at students in grades 6, 7 and 8, will run from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST.

Topics include alliance, discrimination, health and safety, incentives, resources and more. Attendees will hear from many panelists and speakers to learn more about pursuing skilled trades and technology.

Throughout the year, Skills Ontario and its partners will host career exploration events for young women at locations across Ontario that combine education, hands-on experience and mentorship, connecting to successful career opportunities in skilled trades and technology sectors. , indicates a release.

The series of events culminates with the Skills Ontario Young Women Conferences being held virtually on May 3.

“The opportunities for women in trades and technology are limitless,” said Lindsay Chester, program manager of Skills Ontario’s Young Women’s Initiatives, in a statement. “We need to continue to raise awareness of career options and provide platforms for tradeswomen to tell their stories. »

For more information on International Women’s Day events, visit skillsontario.com/iwd.