Women in Skilled Trades – Job Descriptions – Choose Your Trade

Determine what skilled trade is right for you by watching this video, designed to give you first hand knowledge of what our tradespeople do and what skills or aptitude are required to excel within your role.

Apply online by April 21st: http://r.rfer.us/JDI_iL5o8

J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) is partnering with New Boots – Progressing Women in Trades and the Government of New Brunswick to provide career opportunities for 10 women interested in the Skilled Trades Exploration Program for Women (STEPW). Ten (10) women interested in becoming a skilled trades-person will be chosen for an apprenticeship across several JDI businesses. The chosen participants will attend 12 weeks of job readiness training at New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) in Saint John and will then be provided with a position and a mentor in a JDI business. After attaining the required 1800 apprenticeship hours in the business, the participants will move on to block release to achieve journey-person status with JDI support. Trades include millwright, electrician, welder, Instrumentation and Control Technician, Steel Fitter, Metal Fabricator, Truck and Transport Mechanic and Diesel Mechanic.


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