Ottawa, ON — Skills Ontario’s “Young Women’s Initiative” receives additional funding through new partnership with GM Canada. The program is designed to empower young women to pursue skilled trades and tech-based careers.
GM Canada will join a long list of sponsors of the program, which has run for over 20 years, providing a collection of engaging and hands-on events and programs that provide skills development and mentorship opportunities to young women.
“We’re working with Skills Ontario to help empower women to be their own advocates and to pursue what they believe in, working collectively to make work a more inclusive place,” said Jennifer Cowdrey, an electrical, chassis, and HVAC quality engineer at the GM CAMI Assembly in Ingersoll, Ont.
Throughout the year, the program features various initiatives and events like career exploration events, an International Day of the Girl virtual activity series, and an International Women’s Day conference. Events are held both virtually and in person.
For more information on upcoming events and to register, visit Skills Ontario’s Young Women’s Initiatives.