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Twenty women complete first phase of metal trades shipbuilding program

  • Thu, July 06, 2017
On June 28, 2017, 20 women participating in the second class of the Irving Shipbuilding Centre of Excellence – Women Unlimited Partnership Program celebrated the first phase of their journey to become welders and ironworkers at the Halifax Shipyard.
http://shipsforcanada.ca/our-stories/twenty-women-complete-first-phase-of-metal-trades-shipbuilding-program

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Women Unlimited graduates begin their shipbuilding careers

  • Mon, June 05, 2017
What a difference two years can make. In July of 2015, the Irving Shipbuilding Women Unlimited program’s first class had just completed their 14-week introductory program and were about to start their 2-year welding or metal fabrication diploma programs at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC).
http://shipsforcanada.ca/our-stories/women-unlimited-graduates-begin-their-shipbuilding-careers

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Irving Shipbuilding, NSCC and Women Unlimited launch second women in shipbuilding program

  • Wed, November 02, 2016
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA (November 2, 2016) — Irving Shipbuilding, Women Unlimited and the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) are working to address the gender gap in shipbuilding through a unique program for under and unemployed women hosted at NSCC’s Akerley Campus. Twenty women will be accepted into the second phase of the Irving Shipbuilding Centre of Excellence-Women Unlimited Partnership Program. Upon successful completion of a 14-week career exploration program, the female students will enroll in the College’s welding or metal fabrication diploma programs.

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WOMEN UNLIMITED - South Shore Breaker

  • Fri, June 17, 2016
Take 100 coins, spread them out on a table, then isolate five of the coins. That paltry five percent represents the number of women among all workers who earn a living in the various trades in Nova Scotia. And only 19.5 per cent of workers employed in technology in the province are women.
http://southshorebreaker.ca/2016/06/07/women-unlimited/

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Habitat Nova Scotia - Build Day Thank You

  • Mon, June 13, 2016
On behalf of Habitat Nova Scotia, we want to thank all of you for your hard work on our build site. We truly appreciate the effort you put into sheathing walls for our home in Spryfield.

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On the river Meet LaHave ferry’s first female employee

  • Thu, May 12, 2016
Below the deck of the LaHave River ferry, a system of hydraulics power the wheel that pulls the cable that guides the Brady E. Himmelman from LaHave to East LaHave and back again.

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N.S. college offers program that provides opportunities for women in trades

  • Tue, April 26, 2016
A group of women in Cape Breton are putting the pedal to the metal as part of a course that offers opportunities for women in the trucking industry.
http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/n-s-college-offers-program-that-provides-opportunities-for-women-in-trades-1.2874167#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=GSEmail&_gsc=CByK6Ok

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Women Unlimited trades students finishing 1st semester at NSCC

  • Thu, December 10, 2015
NSCC and Irving Shipbuilding team up to help more women work in welding and metal fabrication Eighteen female students are wrapping up their first semester studying trades at Nova Scotia Community College. They're scholarship winners through Women Unlimited, a non-profit that promotes trades training as a way to get more women into good-paying jobs and into a field dominated by men.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/women-trades-irving-nscc-1.3349956

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What Cutting Steel Means For Women in Trades

  • Thu, December 10, 2015
In September, steel was cut at the Halifax Shipyard and Nova Scotia’s Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy has officially begun. But this cutting of steel also represents an opportunity for more women to get involved in shipbuilding trades. Partnering with Women Unlimited, Irving Shipbuilding is providing educational funding and job opportunities to women studying welding and fabrication at Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC). The partnership is an outcome of Irving Shipbuilding’s Centre of Excellence funding which provides Nova Scotians – specifically under-represented groups - with program and training opportunities in the marine industry.
http://halifaxbloggers.ca/connectionpoint/2015/12/what-cutting-steel-means-for-women-in-trades/

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Maritime Link trains women ahead of hiring

  • Mon, November 23, 2015
The 19 women who learned to assemble power towers may be hired, foreman says
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/mairtime-link-training-women-1.3328733

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19 Local Women Complete Steel Tower Assembly Training Program—Maritime Link Diversity Plan At Work

  • Tue, November 17, 2015
Sydney, Cape Breton —19 skilled and talented women are trained and ready for assembly work with Abengoa after the completion of a two-week Steel Tower Assembly Training Program. The result of a unique partnership between Abengoa, Emera Newfoundland & Labrador (ENL), Women Unlimited and the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO), this program has opened doors for 19 diverse women in a field where they are significantly underrepresented. 

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Congratulations to these 19 Remarkable Women

  • Tue, July 28, 2015
School (and Ships) start this September.

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Female graduates on way to metal trades career, new beginnings

  • Wed, July 15, 2015
Dartmouth, NS – Today (July 10), 19 women celebrated the first milestone in a pilot program between Women Unlimited, Irving Shipbuilding Inc (ISI) and NSCC.
http://www.nscc.ca/about_nscc/media/2015/07-10-15-00.asp

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Irving Shipbuilding’s Partnership with Women Unlimited

  • Tue, February 17, 2015
HALIFAX, Feb. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Irving Shipbuilding in partnership with Women Unlimited to provide education funding and job opportunities to 20 women who will participate in the welding and metal fabrication program at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Akerley Campus.

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Nova Scotia’s working women

  • Mon, December 19, 2011
There is a program that encourages women to learn a trade and it's gaining ground in Nova Scotia. One person hoping to push the cause is a Tatamagouche native who has just been named America's Moxiest Work Woman.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2011/12/14/ns-video-moxie-women.html

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