We are joining World Skills and Skills Canada to celebrate and recognize women's contributions to the labour force, particularly in trades and technologies. Skills Nunavut is committed to removing the barriers and stigmas for women and girls wanting to pursue a career in the skilled trades industries, particularly careers that have been previously deemed "men's jobs".
Support the #HeForShe campaign in Nunavut by cheering on and welcoming female students and apprentices in your community and helping them succeed. Women are strong, smart, equally skilled and passionate about all areas of work. We need skilled women in a variety of roles, building a better world for all of us!
This year, we already have 36 female competitors registered for our Territorial Skills Competition out of 60 registered competitors. 2 out of our 3 apprentice electricians competing this year are female. And a big shout out to our two National medalist in 2016 Matilda Pinksen and Chidinma Umenwofor-Nweze who not only inspired students across the territory, but showed the country that women can do amazing things when given the opportunities and support!
Celebrating Our Women and Girls in Trades Across Nunavut
|Amalea Gibbons, Hairstyling, Arviat|
|Kim Smith, Apprentice Electrian, Iqaluit|
|Chidinma Umenwofor-Nweze, Public Speaking, Iqaluit|
|Jane and Cara, Photography and Job Seach, Pond Inlet|