The Centre for Skills Development & Training (The Centre) honoured four of our Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) students during a celebration and scholarship presentation event on September 28, 2017.
Three $500 awards were provided by the Athena Sholarship Fund, a fund held within the Oakville Community Foundation, to Raisa Lyons, Kerry MacMullin and Tricia Cook. A $500 scholarship from the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) was awarded to Katherine Frankovich. The women were selected for actively preparing for careers in the skilled trades, demonstrating leadership attributes and serving as advocates and mentors to others considering skilled trades careers.
“The Centre is about providing people with opportunities to build or rebuild success,” said Lisa Rizzato, CAO, for The Centre for Skills Development & Training. “The WIST program with its comprehensive hands-on training and support system provides the foundation for students to gain confidence to frame better futures. And confidence often comes with achievement and so it is appropriate that the theme for today’s event is “Framing our Futures.” A corresponding video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/U681z6UcOxc
From left to right: The Centre’s CAO Lisa Rizzato, followed by scholarship recipients Raisa Lyons, Kerry MacMullin, Tricia Cook and Katherine Frankovich.
Funded by the Ministry of the Status of Women, Ontario Government, in partnership with the Canadian Women’s Foundation and RESCON (Residential Construction Council of Ontario), The Centre for Skills Development & Training offers WIST. The 29-week hands-on skilled trades training program offers women the opportunity to learn the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary for excelling in rewarding careers within the construction industry.