Cambrian College hosts panel discussion on women in skilled trades
Kendra Liinamaa is a graduate of Cambrian College’s Millwright program and a millwright apprentice at Vale in Sudbury. She was one of the guest speakers at the college’s Jill of All Trades panel discussion about women in skilled trades. Photo provided by Cambrian College and used with permission.
Women are making progress when it comes to skilled trades, but there is much more work to do.
That was a central message yesterday at the Jill of All Trades panel discussion about women in trades, hosted on Zoom by Cambrian College.
The session was moderated by Alison De Luisa, Cambrian’s Vice-President of Human Resources and Student Services, who also spent 16 years working in the mining industry.
She says the day featured a presentation by Cheryl Carbis, a licensed electrician for more than 30 years and the Electrical Safety Authority’s first female electrical inspector and other women who had graduated in millwright or other skilled trades.
Over 90 people took part in the all-day event.