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YWCA Trade Journey

Trade Journey is a 16-week program designed for women who like working with their hands, who have already experienced some work in either construction, renovation, mining, or maintenance positions or want to make a transition into a career in the trades. Our program offers the ability to experience trades and will help build the confidence […]

YWCA Trade Journey Program

Each year we offer the YWCA Trade Journey Program’s 16 week training from April to December.  In 2019 our first group of 15 women started their training on April 29th. The month of June has been really busy for our group of women. They have attended Sask. Polytechnic for the Electrical and Plumbing Trade Samplers. […]

Ready for the Work Place

As many start to look toward holiday time our Trade Journey program was very busy getting in the last components of the program.  They completed their time at Sask. Polytechnic in the plumbing department and they finished off their tickets with Fall Arrest Training. The group spent 2 more days working at Habitat for Humanity […]

#Gratitude Tuesday Donor Stories – Lifting other women up

My name is Donna Bailey. I have a lifelong connection to the YWCA. My earliest memory of the Y is when I was about five years old, when my mother brought my sister and me to learn to swim. I was always involved in the exercise programs. When I had children, I used to put my children […]

Trade Journey’s next group has started!

Our 8th group of Trade Journey is off to a busy start this fall.  In September we welcomed 15 new participants to begin their exploration into construction trades. We started off with team building exercises and several opportunities to get to know each other.  The group then spent a week at Radius Community Centre where […]

What’s happening with Trade Journey

With the arrival of the warm June weather our Trade Journey Program is all warmed up too and had a lot of new learning experiences. We started off the month with a full week at Sask Polytechic learning the basics of the electrical trade.  Our group of women then quickly applied their new skills to the […]

Looking for a career?

“It is important to discover first your interests and abilities and then look at the current labour market opportunities.  Look for the schooling and work which most reflect who you are.” Career Pathways – Norman E. Amundson and Gray R. Poehnell Are you… looking for a change? Are you… a positive, hardworking woman who enjoys learning […]

Trade Journey’s been busy

The Trade Journey Program was in full swing this month.  The women have been outfitted in their personal protective equipment and have started to put it to use. They gained some hands on experience by working for 2 days with Habitat for Humanity learning about and trying their hand at framing a townhouse on Slimmons […]

Trades Experience that’s Right On Point for Women: Trade Journey

Success for a woman in the trades has a new path. Being a woman in a male-dominated industry such as the trades can pose several barriers and can be especially difficult for women who are unsure about how to break into the industry. However, YWCA Saskatoon’s Trade Journey program actively pushes against those stereotypes and works […]

Trade Journey at the YWCA

With the arrival of Spring, Trade Journey at the YWCA has also started to BUZZ! A very enthusiastic group of women has launched into their studies to learn some trade skills for the Carpentry, Electrical and Plumbing trades. This is our 7th group of women in Trade Journey. They started with an inspiring tour of […]