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Conestoga College gets skilled trades funding to promote women in non-traditional sectors

Toronto, ON -- June 3, 2002 -- Conestoga College's Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) program in Kitchener, Ont., is re...


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June 3, 2002
By MRO Magazine
MRO Magazine

Toronto, ON — June 3, 2002 — Conestoga College’s Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) program in Kitchener, Ont., is receiving funding today for both the WIST program and the Information Technology Training for Women (ITTW) program.

Dianne Cunningham, Ontario’s Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues, will meet with students beginning their training, tour the facility and present a cheque for both programs. Brenda Elliott, Ontario Minister of Community Family and Children’s Services, will also be in attendance.

Both programs are designed to train low-earning women to improve their employment in the high-paying skilled trades and information technology sectors. This investment is part of Ontario’s strategy to address skill shortages in high-tech industries.

By Bill Roebuck, Editor

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