St. Clair Hosts 2nd Women in Skilled Trades Event
Windsor, Ontario - More than 100 local students took part in an event geared at encouraging women to consider the skilled trades as a viable career, which was held at St. Clair's Thames Campus on Thursday.

There were 120 female high school students from the Lambton Kent District School Board that took part in the second Women in Skilled Trades event. The students were able to experience firsthand what four of St. Clair's many skilled trades program have to offer.

Interactive workshops were led by instructors from the Powerline Technician, Esthetician, Sustainable Energy Technician and Electrical Engineering Technician programs. Students were excited to get their hands dirty doing projects such as building miniature windmills.

The students then heard from several mentors from the community, ranging from those working in the industry to those teaching in the skilled trades.

The event's keynote speaker was Jamie McMillan, an ironworker from Hamilton with more than 10 years' experience in the industry. McMillan is a strong advocate for women in the skilled trades, and urged the young crowd of female students to seriously consider pursuing a career in one of the many industries St. Clair offers programs in, like she did.

Encouraging women to consider the skilled trades as a viable career.
Students taking part in an event geared at encouraging women to consider the skilled trades as a viable career.
Encouraging women to consider the skilled trades as a viable career.
Students taking part in an event geared at encouraging women to consider the skilled trades as a viable career.
Encouraging women to consider the skilled trades as a viable career.
Students taking part in an event geared at encouraging women to consider the skilled trades as a viable career.
Encouraging women to consider the skilled trades as a viable career.
Students taking part in an event geared at encouraging women to consider the skilled trades as a viable career.
Encouraging women to consider the skilled trades as a viable career.
Students taking part in an event geared at encouraging women to consider the skilled trades as a viable career.
Encouraging women to consider the skilled trades as a viable career.
Students taking part in an event geared at encouraging women to consider the skilled trades as a viable career.
Encouraging women to consider the skilled trades as a viable career.
Students taking part in an event geared at encouraging women to consider the skilled trades as a viable career.
Encouraging women to consider the skilled trades as a viable career.
Students taking part in an event geared at encouraging women to consider the skilled trades as a viable career.
Encouraging women to consider the skilled trades as a viable career.
Students taking part in an event geared at encouraging women to consider the skilled trades as a viable career.
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