Ottawa, October 4, 2013. 22 women are well on their way to rewarding, hands-on careers in the electrical sector after enrolling in a two-year intensive program earlier this fall.
“The Women into Electrical Engineering Technology (WEET) program at Algonquin College was created because there is a shortage of skilled electrical workers in Canada, and yet the number of women working in hands-on roles in the industry is very small,” explains Claude Brulé, Vice President, Academic at Algonquin College. “Statistics Canada National Household Survey data confirms that, in some trades, men outnumber women nine to one. Filling that gap – and others in our labour market – will involve men and women working in non-traditional roles, and it is that opportunity that WEET aims to create.”