Women Under Construction Launches with Innovation

Women under Construction

Women under ConstructionTHUNDER BAY – BUSINESS – There is a young company in town that’s taking a new approach to trades and training.

ORIGIN Recruitment and Training recently launched a new Heavy Equipment training program called “Women Under Construction” as a way to Welcome Women to the World of Trades.

By using tried and tested techniques with genuine CATERPILLAR simulators, the new “Women Under Construction” training program incorporates life skills, time management and resume building with an intro to heavy equipment operation, WHMIS, command controls for a variety of machines and common core.  The program is being offered in a semi-private setting using state-of-the-art simulators such as a loader, dozer, excavator and articulating truck that are exact replicas of the actual machinery.   The students get a hands on approach to learning while in the comfort and safety of a classroom.

“Women Under Construction” was launched publicly last Thursday and has had close to a dozen registrations come in over the weekend.

One of the program coordinators, Kateri Skaarup, says that “the initial response has been awesome and exactly what we were hoping for.   As a tradeswoman I know how intimidating it is to enter the male dominated classrooms and jobsites, this is the perfect solution for any Woman that has ever considered entering the World of Trades.”

ORIGIN owners, Paul and Melissa Giles, are looking to engage more people in trades and heavy equipment, they see the simulators as a way to reach people and build capacity within communities.  Programs like “Women Under Construction”, “Discovery” and “Wake the Warrior”(coming soon) are just the beginning for this highly ambitious group and they hope to help change the look of jobsites and classrooms of the future.

For more information about this incredible course opportunity or for more info about the simulators please click the link below


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