"Other industries and sectors, the military, law enforcement, etc., have surpassed 15 per cent female representation. The number of women in construction has remained unchanged for years. The tradeswomen of Build Together, together with industry support, plan to change this," states Build Together's website.Read more
Originally posted on the Journal of Commerce by KATHLEEN RENNE Jun 19, 2017
For the past 11 years, Stacey Benedictson has worked as a welder in Alberta. She discovered the trade after getting a job as a labourer in a shop. "I found welding really relaxing," says Benedictson.
She is part of only four per cent of Canada's skilled construction trade workforce comprised of women. That's a number Build Together, a program of Canada's Building Trades Unions, would like to see increase.