New Six Nations program trains women to become welders – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 2018223 Views

May 22, 2018

A Six Nations school has launched a new program to train low-income women to be welders.

Six Nations Polytechnic (SNP) will teach the trade tuition-free to women, Indigenous or not, to fill what it says is a dramatic local need for more welders.

Over 28 weeks, the women will also learn resume building, confidence building, life skills and trades math. They’ll finish with an eight-week on-the-job placement.

“The idea is to get them out of that poverty level and get them into a career,” said Mary Fuke, SNP development officer for skilled trades. “Not just a job, but a career.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/women-welders-1.4672331

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