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Our Tradeswomen Stories

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


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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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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From baking to fixing … engines! Ashton Weibel found her calling and changed her career path. You can too. Read Ashton’s story and find out how the office can help you discover your perfect place.

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Dreams Do Come True.
Melissa Smith always wanted to be a carpenter; she wanted to make things with her hands.

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The Nova Scotia Office to Advance Women Apprentices helps women like Kaitlin find the right job in the skilled trades for their future. Connect with the office and learn how we can support you to find your dream job!

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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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Break down the words journeyperson and you’re perfectly describing Jackie Frampton’s experience in getting her Red Seal as an electrician.

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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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Welder Tracy Fedorowich has an important message for women looking to blaze a new trail: Never give up.

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Vanessa Miller is a perfect example of how to go from start to success! Read about her journey and get in touch with her to discover your new career path.

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