Why Become A Calgary Women In Construction Member?
Calgary Women In Construction (CWIC) provides its members with a platform to effectively promote and grow their business, network and engage in professional development opportunities. We support, encourage and provide our members with an enriching environment to showcase their company’s products and services.
CWIC hosts many events throughout the year including Lunch and Learns, After Hours Mixers and Tradeshows. As well, we provide a job board where you can post positions or look for employment opportunities that might be a fit for you.
We encourage you to join our growing organization, attend our fun and informative events and meet women from all facets of the Calgary home building and general construction industry from trades, suppliers and reps, to interior designers, construction estimators and innovative entrepreneurs.
I just wanted to pass on this information (especially since we’ve heard a lot about WBF over the last few months) that I thought was really interesting. They are starting a pilot project to help get more women into the transportation industry. The 12 women (who will go through a vigorous screening process before beginning the program) have jobs lined up at two large transportation companies after they complete the program.
Here is some more information if you are interested:
Women Building Futures has announced that Caron Transportation Systems and RTL-Westcan Group of Companies have provided their support to sponsoring a new Professional Class 1 Driver program, paying the tuition for 12 women to be trained as entry-level professional drivers. Graduates of the program have the potential for full time, permanent year-round employment with our sponsors, and the opportunity to live and work in Edmonton and surrounding areas. This program is officially endorsed by the AMTA.
The Professional Class 1 Driver program starts on July 31, 2017, In partnership with the Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA), students of the 10-week program will receive five safety certifications, a value of over $2,000, along with an Alberta Class 1 certification, tools and engines workshops, job shadowing, ride-a longs, work productivity, and best practices for working in transportation.
Hana El Sherbini MBA, BA
Ministry of Labour
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I have been a supporting member of the Calgary Women in Construction group since it was founded, a number of years ago. The events are consistently an excellent platform where one can learn about new products and services, network with other professionals, and reconnect and commiserate with people who have relocated, or whom I might otherwise not have the opportunity to cross paths with in the ebb flow of day-to-day business. There is a wealth of knowledge and experience in the room at any given event. For businesses it can be a great place to find new talent.
I would highly recommend this dynamic group to any woman working within our industry and have done so for many years. Hats off to Elaine Coates who continues to do an outstanding job of collaborating, networking and hosting interesting and informative venues for the members.
Alex S, Purchaser