There are plenty of local career opportunities for women in the mining and refining sectors.
Jan Morton the Executive Director with the Greater Trail Community Skills Centre is hoping that message will resonate with women in the community.
The skills centre has partnered with Teck Trail Operations to host a 30 month mentorship program.
Morton says with the anticipated future shortage of labour in the resource and construction sectors, employers are looking to retain skilled workers.
She adds women are interested in entering non-traditional careers in these areas.
*Picture – Pictured are the Teck Trail Operations employees recently recognized for their successful completion of the Mining and Refining for Women program with consultants from Bock and Associates.
Back row left to right: Michelle Cherot (Project Associate, Bock and Associates), Mikaela Dix-Cooper, Michelle Fletcher, Christa Ford, Wendi Nagle, Angelique Rosenthal, Jasmine Oliver, Maureen Miller and Sue Bock (President, Bock and Associates).
Front row left to right: Tammy Salway, Patricia Groulx, Jasmine Oliver, Alisha McLean, Rachelle Moore and Sara Fitzel. Absent: Karla Dick, Jennifer McLean and Clare North.