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Our Tradeswomen Stories

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


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

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

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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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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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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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Amanda Rees has blazed a trail in so many ways and we’re so proud she’s been awarded this year’s Trailblazer Award winner. Read her story and discover how she’s shaping the world of trades for women in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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