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


Kelli is a Nova Scotia Trailblazer for women in construction. The Office to Advance Women Apprentices is delighted to have Kelli be part of the office’s founding advisory committee.

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Tradeswoman carpenter and scaffolder Melanie Driscoll is leaving the Office to Advance Women Apprentices to lead her Halifax-based company So Busy Construction Crew.

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Mitch Taylor of Sunbuilt is building capacity in his community, his business, and building skills in a female direct entry carpenter apprentice.

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UA Local 56 Making Space for Women.
The Nova Scotia Office to Advance Women Apprentices opened in 2019 and quickly found an ally in UA Local 56.

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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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Coast to Coast and Beyond!
Candice Gibson never imagined her dream job was just around the corner.

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