Women Building Futures

CLAC has partnered with Women Building Futures (WBF), the nation's premier trades training facility for women and the first of its kind in Canada.

WBF offers women pre-trades competency-based training in welding, steamfitting/pipefitting, ironworking, plumbing, sheet metal, carpentry, scaffolding, electrical, heavy equipment operator, and more at their training centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

The centre provides 42 units of fully furnished housing suites for WBF students, including 18 specifically for women with children.

Through our sponsorship of WBF’s Women in Construction Awareness program, 7,500 women will learn about career opportunities available to them. The partnership also opens the door for CLAC to offer other training for WBF students.

WBF is quickly becoming the go-to place for women choosing a career in the skilled trades and for employers wishing to hire them. It has a consistent student employment success rate of over 90 percent.

For information on WBF, visit www.womenbuildingfutures.com.