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Tips for Thriving in the Trades.

Tips for Thriving in the Trades.

Women in construction. “Even though I have made it a life mission to bring awareness on these topics for women in construction, I’m still learning and practicing them myself,” Kaliszuk explained. Ashleigh Kaliszuk, an Albertan, is a Red Seal certified mobile crane operator who has been active within the community of Skills Ontario. Here are some tips […]

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Co-owner of Kraun Electric wins GNCC.

Co-owner of Kraun Electric wins GNCC.

Women in construction wins Business Entrepreneur Award 2021 In Kelly Braun’s experience, being a woman in construction was never out of the ordinary. Kelly Braun’s mother had worked alongside her dad in their family business. As a result, this led Kelly to be inspired to be co-owner of Kraun Electric. In other words, to shed light […]

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Technology in Construction.

Technology in Construction.

New smart helmet alerts construction workers to keep six feet apart. The hard helmet is an important protective device for construction workers and underground miners. The design hasn’t changed since the year of 1919. In the construstion industry, safety is paramount which includes adapting to new technologies. The hard helmet is often outdataed, why? This […]

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Women in Construction.

Women in Construction.

Creating a new standard for the construction industry. In the traditionally male-dominated construction industry, Julia Zhang has broken new ground. Zhang serves as president and CEO of J.D. Development Group, playing a proactive role with a clear understanding of her company’s needs to succeed.  Zhang has been developing luxury rental accommodations for students living away […]

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First of two U of T towers built.

First of two U of T towers built.

Creating Canada’s largest innovation centre. Work is underway on the first of two towers to make up the Schwartz Reisman Innovation Centre at the University of Toronto (U of T). The tower is scheduled to be completed in December 2022. The building is constructed on the north side of College Street, east of Queen’s Park Crescent. […]

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Women in construction:

Women in construction:

How Canada can encourage more female workers to join the construction trade. A shortage of skilled workers is threatening Canada’s economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic, and policymakers have begun looking at a largely untapped market for new construction workers: women. Historically, the struggle to retain women in the skilled trades has been complex, with […]

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Making an impact in construction.

Making an impact in construction.

Ethelfox Construct Group are breaking the stigma in the construction and trades industry. A construction company in Toronto is breaking down barriers for women looking for careers in the industry of trades. Natasha Ferguson is the owner of the Ethelfox Construct Group, a company whose workforce consists of 70 percent women. Ferguson had many teachable […]

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Women in construction:

Women in construction:

Overcoming barriers. There is no doubt that women entering the trades industry face barriers, but now is the time to take action. “We’re still having conferences and the conversation is still around barriers – barriers to entry and barriers to apprenticeship completion. In the last 30 years of documented research done on why women are […]

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Construction Opportunities.

Construction Opportunities.

Construction opportunities coming up this winter. It’s important to rest after a season of hard work, but the off-season can also be the perfect time to turn your attention inward and accomplish things that might seem impossible during the busy months. As your team waits once again for sunny days and busy work schedules, here […]

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