Dreams Do Come True
Melissa Smith always wanted to be a carpenter; she wanted to make things with her hands.
Dreams Do Come True
what we do
The Office to Advance Women Apprentices Prince Edward Island is an organization committed to supporting and guiding tradeswomen and women entering apprenticeable trades through their apprenticeship to journeyperson.
Funded by Employment and Social Development Canada and the Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers (ACRC), the Office to Advance Women Apprentices PEI helps advance women in under-represented trades. We develop partnerships with employers, trades unions, government, and training institutions to identify barriers, track and measure success, and work with tradeswomen in Prince Edward Island to increase their chances for success in the under-represented skilled trades.
The Office to Advance Women Apprentices PEI creates ongoing support services for women seeking or already employed in the skilled trades.
Our work includes:
We are building on the Office to Advance Women Apprentices’ successful model from Newfoundland & Labrador; creating a meaningful program promoting the value of women in under-represented skilled trades.
The office’s measurable outcomes will impact, not only the trades industry, but the lives of women who enter the trades, earn their Red Seal certification, and pursue a lifelong career of learning in a challenging industry, with wages and benefits to support their families.
If you’re a tradeswoman in Prince Edward Island looking for work, register to become part of the Office to Advance Women Apprentices Prince Edward Island network.
We’re committed to increasing the number of tradeswomen working in their field through directly connecting workers and employers in Prince Edward Island.
By registering, we will include you in our database of tradeswomen who have completed trades training programs, matching you with employers looking for skilled tradespeople.
Employers can contact the Office to Advance Women Apprentices PEI to get access to the resumes of apprentices from our vast database of qualified workers across the province. When you’re hiring, let us know and we’ll forward resumes from highly-skilled women workers directly to you to speed up and simplify your hiring process.
*Note: Employer's names are kept confidential unless otherwise specified by the employer.
who we are
Discover the stories of the tradeswomen and employers supported by the Office to Advance Women Apprentices.
Progressive, engaging, supportive and committed. That’s how the Office to Advance Women Apprentices describes the Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters Millwrights and Allied Workers (ACRC).
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The Office to Advance Women Apprentices hosts multiple events for tradeswomen and employers to connect, learn, and engage. Join us at any of these upcoming events.
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