Building better communities doesn’t happen by chance. It takes collaboration amongst partners with a shared vision to realize true positive change. Toronto Commercial Real Estate Women (Toronto CREW) and The Centre for Skills Development & Training (The Centre) are changing lives through investment in the Women In Skilled Trades Program.
Toronto CREW, with a gift of $10,000 to The Centre will help program participants receive the wrap around support that can make the difference between graduation and incompletion.
“Toronto CREW is a professional association for women that believe in supporting resources that help them to achieve financial independence.” said Kathy Mills, CAO, The Centre. “Toronto CREW invested in The Centre based on our reputation for excellence in delivering high quality, real-world, hands-on skilled trades training to women.”
The Toronto CREW donation will be used to provide WIST participants with safety protection gear in accordance to new provincial legislation and financial aid for various supports including medical, transportation and daycare.
“Partners such as Toronto CREW make a critical difference in the success of our students,” said Mills. “Their support ensures that our students receive all the tools necessary to achieve success – from technical training to life skills.”
The Women in Skilled Trades program has been delivered by The Centre since 1988. The twenty-nine week program is offered in partnership with the Government of Ontario, the Canadian Women’s Foundation, the Residential Construction Council of Central Ontario and Mohawk College.
The Centre for Skills Development & Training is a not-for-profit incorporated affiliate of the Halton District School Board with locations across Halton and in Mississauga. The Centre helps people at all stages of life get on a path to career success—from youth just starting out, to older workers who have been laid off; from newcomers to Canada who need to improve their workplace English, to people interested in the trades who need to build their technical skills; and from small business owners looking to hire staff, to large companies who need help developing and transitioning their workforce. Learn more at thecentre.on.ca.
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For further information, please contact:
Nancy Moore, Manager
Employment Services & Skilled Trades
Alex Fuller, Manager
Marketing and Communications