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CAWIC calls on construction industry to promote women’s advancement

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February 25, 2014 by STAFF REPORT

The Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) is actively seeking partners in the construction industry to work together on addressing the shortage of skilled trades in Canada by promoting the advancement of woman in leadership roles.

The Government of Canada recently awarded the CAWIC with a $249,000 grant through the Status of Women. The grant will fund a three-year project to conduct research and develop an action plan to improve women’s advancement into leadership roles within the construction industry.

The CAWIC is now looking for industry employers, unions and construction education groups with operations in Alberta, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador to work with them on this initiative.

“There has never been a greater opportunity for groups across the construction industry to come together to reach the common goal of advancing the roles of women in the workplace,” said Tammy Evans, CAWIC’s president.

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