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

  • Tue, April 26, 2016

CTV Atlantic
Published Monday, April 25, 2016 6:05PM ADT
Last Updated Monday, April 25, 2016 6:30PM ADT

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.

Twenty-two recruits are taking part in the Nova Scotia Community College's Women Unlimited program, a 14 week introduction to opportunities in trades.

The group spent the day at a commercial truck training school in Sydney, learning the ins and outs of an industry that has been historically dominated by men.

“There's more and more women coming into the trucking industry and they're realizing that we can do it,” says Colleen Arbuckle, trucking school administrator.

The trucking school’s recruiter, Emily Stokes, says only 3 per cent of drivers are female....

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