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My body is not your Temple (Grandin)

So I’ve done it. I’ve met The Legend. Temple Grandin.

This was a woman I had heard touted as the end-all, be-all of autistic women. I feel like I need to write this down while it’s all still fresh in my mind. 1,074 more words


Photos: Build A Dream encourages young women to explore different careers

Build A Dream offers young women career-learning opportunities in the skilled trades by giving them hands-on experience and presentations from female industry professionals.

The program, which empowers young women to make informed decisions by letting them explore different careers, also encourages them to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and law enforcement. 105 more words

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Mike Holmes: Trades offer a life-long set of worthy skills

With International Women’s Day just behind us, and Skills Ontario and Skills Canada coming up in the next few months, it felt like a good time to talk about encouraging the next generation to take up the mantle to give the trades a try. 698 more words


Loyalist College and Skills Ontario encouraging women to enter into skilled trades

Women in Canada make up close to half the workforce but those numbers aren’t reflected in the skilled trades.

Angela Wilkins with Skills Canada Ontario says numbers are low. 382 more words


Skilled trades training centre at St. Clair College celebrates first anniversary

A few years ago, Sarah Pare was enrolled in the music program at the University of Windsor and working at a butcher shop to help pay for tuition. 629 more words

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4 Reasons to Consider a Career in the Trades

In more recent times, the trades have gotten a bit of a bad reputation. Society wants to look down on people that work with their hands, but the reality is that without those jobs we’d be in trouble. 356 more words

Life Lessons

19th Century Career Advice

By Eilene Lyon

Illustration for “The Author,” one of 88 mid-19th century careers described in the two-volume Popular Technology or Professions and Trades by Edward Hazen, A.M. 811 more words