Last April, three vocational training centres (CFP) in the Gatineau area hosted the “P’tite séduction du NON TRAD” event. This day provided 30 women with the opportunity to perform tasks usually associated with traditionally male-dominated occupations. On this occasion, the students-for-a-day carried out projects with assistance from teachers and former students.
At the CFP Relais de la Lièvre-Seigneurie, the participants found out more about three different programs—Cabinet Making, Industrial Construction and Maintenance Mechanics, and Retail Butchery. The CFP Compétences Outaouais featured the Computing Support and General Building Maintenance programs. Over at the CFP de l’Outaouais, participants were discovering the world of welding and fitting.
This regional initiative was a great success, and some participants have even enrolled in a program they explored.
We applaud all the women who took advantage of these activities to explore new education and career paths!