Maggie Budden OAWA NS
Tradeswoman NS, Tradeswoman Stories

A Change is Gonna Come

Meet Maggie Budden the coordinator of the Cape Breton Office to Advance Women Apprentices. She will help women find resources and success in the skilled trades.

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Tradeswoman NL, Tradeswoman Stories

Kendall Shea, Welder

The story of one young apprentice who – with support from the Office to Advance Women Apprentices and Boilermakers Local 203 – found her dream job.

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Joan Paynter OAWA PEI
Tradeswoman PE, Tradeswoman Stories

Joan & Cheryl

Both Joan and Cheryl are eager to support women in their trades careers, coaching them through struggles they’re both all too familiar with.

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Tradeswoman MB, Tradeswoman Stories

Makenna Ducharme, Electrician

Makenna Ducharme always knew a career in the trades was for her and now that she’s working on her electrical apprenticeship, it’s hard for her to contain her enthusiasm.

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Tammy Poorman - OAWA SK
Tradeswoman SK, Tradeswoman Stories

Tammy Poorman, Electrician

Tammy Poorman was the first person in her family to graduate high school, but she wanted to go further. She did! And now she’s working with our office, we’re going to help her keep growing.

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Renee Yetman
Tradeswoman MB, Tradeswoman Stories

Renee Yetman, Construction

Growing up in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in northern Manitoba, Renee had always enjoyed working with her hands. She found work with a drywall company and enjoyed the physicality of the work.

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