Siobhan Slade is from a small community on Labrador’s South Coast. In 2012, she was working on a ‘make-work’ project in St. Lewis, Labrador to get enough hours for EI to take her through the winter.
WRDC’s definition of “Women” refers to anyone who identifies as a woman and explicitly includes not only cis women but also trans women, anyone who identifies as non-binary, nonconforming and/or gender fluid; and anyone, irrespective of assigned gender at birth, gender identity and gender expression, who has experienced or is subject to experiencing discrimination based on identifying as a woman and/or being identified by others as a woman.
Providing women with exposure to different career possibilities, helping them enroll and succeed in training programs, as well as assisting in job search and career advancement activities are essential to increasing women’s participation in trades and technology.
WRDC’s Educational Resource Centre (ERC) offers a series of practical, hands-on career exploration programs, creating awareness of the exciting opportunities in trades and STEM, and empowering girls with the information and self-confidence needed to pursue these careers.
WRDC Success Stories
In 2011, Kimberley Nippard’s life took on great change when she gave birth to her first son. Working as a sales representative, she was instantly determined to make a better life for herself and her son.
November 5, 2023
Scholarships will be available to female students enrolling in qualified trades and technology programs....
October 26, 2023
WRDC, in partnership with Newfoundland Labrador Hydro, proudly provides Trades & Technology Scholarships for Women....
June 13, 2023
Women in Resource Development Corporation (WRDC) is inviting expressions of interest from individuals who are interested in joining the Board of Directors....
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