Mentoring Women in the Trades

Workshop Series

Mentoring Women in the Trades

Mentoring Women in the Trades Through Awareness and Understanding

This interactive training opportunity is designed for Journeypersons and Supervisors of tradeswomen and will identify the tools needed to be a good mentor to women in the trades. The Office to Advance Women Apprentices NL is offering this training as a tool to support SMEs (small and medium employers) to gain skills and knowledge needed to better understand the role of a mentor and learn strategies for speaking up and having difficult conversations. This workshop will give participants a better understanding of what DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging) is and how it plays a role in an inclusive work environment. The main objective of this workshop is to help Journeypersons and Supervisors create a positive and healthy mentor/mentee relationship with Women in Trades.

Topics to be covered include:

  1. 1
    Unconscious Bias: Biases influence our impressions of individuals and groups and therefore our decision-making process. This module will help the participants recognize that unconscious bias exist in everyone.
  2. 2
    Women in Trades: In Atlantic Canada, women make up less than 5.4% of the construction industry. This module will touch on women’s experiences on the job today and the contribution that women made in the trades over the years.
  3. 3
    Bullying and Harassment: The participants will learn to understand microaggressions and how to recognize them as well as to recognize bullying and harassment through discussions and videos.
  4. 4
    Safe and Healthy Workplace: This module will look at the labour shortage across Canada and that the fastest growing, significant skilled labour force are found in marginalized groups.
  5. 5
    Bringing Forward Change: Participants will understand how they as mentors, employers and apprentices working with women can make a difference to workplace culture.
  6. 6
    Mentorship: Being an Ally: Explore and confirm the personal characteristics and traits that a Journeyperson brings to a mentoring role through their own life and work experience.
  7. 7
    Mentoring with Intention: When we create a culture that makes the time to get to know a person and recognize their value then employees feel recognized and included and bring their best to their job.

Training will be offered in-person throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador as well as virtually to accommodate as many participants as possible.

Metro: November 20, 2023

Corner Brook: November 28, 2023

Stephenville: November 29, 2023

Metro: December 12, 2023

Virtual: December 14, 2023

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