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Mammoet Canada Western is a proud sponsor of the WBF programs. We have enjoyed a relationship that has carried on for 8 years and one that has allowed Mammoet and program graduates the opportunity to work together. The program opens up many opportunities to a demographic that may not have otherwise considered a career in the trades and it provides the tools and resources needed to be successful.

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Mammoet Canada Western is a proud sponsor of the WBF programs. We have enjoyed a relationship that has carried on for 8 years and one that has allowed Mammoet and program graduates the opportunity to work together. The program opens up many opportunities to a demographic that may not have otherwise considered a career in the trades and it provides the tools and resources needed to be successful.

Established in 1998, Women Building Futures is a leader in trades training for women, with extensive experience recruiting women into the heavy industrial workforce at a consistent employment placement rate of 90 per cent. A Social Purpose Organization (SPO) and registered charity, WBF is valued for its uncompromising approach to meeting the needs of women and industry by recruiting the right people and providing them with the right training. Employers and women trust WBF’s methodology.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Workforce Attraction: positioning construction as a first-choice career option for women; and positioning women as a viable source of quality skilled workers for Alberta’s construction sector
  • Assessment and Essential Skills Training; helping women make an informed career decision about a career in trades and address gaps in essential skills
  • Workforce Training: preparing women for success through skills training, safety certification, Workplace Culture Awareness©, fitness and academic upgrading
  • Workforce Coaching: coaching is available to all WBF students and alumni to support training retention and long term employment success
  • Job Retention: job search and retention support is available to all WBF students and alumni to assist with securing and retaining apprenticeships and employment.
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Our Vision: Women Building Futures is valued for empowering women to succeed in non traditional careers, inspiring positive economic change for women and forever transforming the face of industry in Canada.

Our Mission: Economic prosperity for women through assessment, training, job placement and job retention support.

Our Clients: Women Building Futures advocates to and recruits ‘any woman anywhere’ who is highly motivated to explore/enter/retain a career in trades, with a view to:

  • Encourage women to enter apprenticeships and careers in non-traditional trades and occupations.
  • Connect women directly to apprenticeship and employment opportunities in non-traditional trades.
  • Support apprenticeship completion and job retention for women in non-traditional apprenticeships.
  • Grow the number of tradeswomen mentors.
  • Engage WBF alumni in supporting WBF’s growth.
  • Undertake pre-trades training with Women Building Futures.
  • Examine and address systemic barriers to the recruitment, training and retention of women entering and in trades;
  • Increase the number of tradeswomen instructors and mentors.
 

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