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For the Record – Fighting for women in construction

(Lindsay Kearns / BCCWITT) Lindsay Kearns teaches a workshop for middle school aged girls for BCCWITT in partnership with the Construction Foundation of BC. Lindsay Kearns is a Red Seal certified electrician with over ten years experience, so it is no surprise that...

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Want to be a leader in the skilled trades? Apply today for the Regional Representative Program!


  • September 20-24 (Harrison Hot Springs)
  • October 25-29 (Nanaimo)
  • November 29-December 3 (Harrison Hot Springs)

And more to come in 2022: Stay tuned!

If you’re in an ITA-regulated trade, and a woman or person of colour or 2SLGBTIAQ+ person who wants to be a leader in the skilled trades sector, the Regional Representative Program is for you. With support from the BC Centre for Women in the Trades and the Industry Training Authority, you’ll join other successful applicants for professional training in:

  • Leadership skills
  • Effective communication and managing bias
  • Creating resilient networks
  • Resources for building successful careers

The program is fully funded, including training, accommodation, food, and travel costs, with potential scholarships for wage subsidies.

For more information and to apply, please see

Women Build BC 2021 Conference

The BC Centre for Women in the Trades’ (BCCWITT) Women Build BC 2021 Conference brings together women from the trades, industry leaders and others working to support them, to network and build relationships that will lead to the increased attraction, retention and advancement of women in the trades.

Just a few things that participants will learn:

  • Best practices for building a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace
  • Proven strategies to remove barriers to attract and retain women in the trades
  • Supports available for women in the trades

The Future of Work: Women in trades Lindsay Kearns of the BC Centre for Women in the Trades explains the growth in women working in the trades and why this will likely grow during the recovery from the pandemic