Trade HERizons is a project designed to increase the number of women in non-traditional trades and technology occupations on PEI. Women's Network PEI supports unemployed and underemployed women explore, prepare for, obtain and maintain employment in the trades and industrial technology fields. Additionally, WNPEI works with employers to create a culture of diversity in the workplace, which supports women's full participation in non-traditional workplaces.
Why Do We Need Trade HERizons?
Women bring new skill sets and abilities to non-traditional job sites... a diverse workforce is a stronger workforce. As well, there is a shortage of skilled workers in these areas. And finally, jobs in these fields are well paid which enables women to transition from poverty to a sustainable livelihood.