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Our Stories

Discover the stories of the tradeswomen and employers supported by the Office to Advance Women Apprentices.


Partnerships with unions like the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 254 improve opportunities for tradeswomen and ensure they’re receiving the benefits they need to succeed.

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With our partners at the Canada’s Building Trades Unions and Manitoba Building Trades, we’re building success for tradeswomen all across Manitoba.

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Tiana Bird wants to help people in her community and her journey to become a Red Seal plumber is just the beginning. Read her story and start on your own path!

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The Manitoba Construction Sector Council has been a true ally to our team since we opened in 2019.

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IBEW and the Office to Advance Women Apprentices working together to promote the inclusion of women in the electrical trades.

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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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Forge-ing Ahead
Sometimes the Office to Advance Women Apprentices brings the tradeswomen to the employers, sometimes the tradeswoman brings the employers to the office!

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The CBTU is invested in diversifying the workforce! Find out more about our partnership and how we’re working together to get more women employed in the trades.

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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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