Participants of the first Electrical Pre-Apprenticeships Program for Women were recently celebrated at St. Clair College for achieving their training goals.
If a year ago, someone had painted a future picture of Kourtney Belisle’s life, there was no way it would have included lathes, drills and welding torches.
The 29-year-old owned her own fitness studio in Northern Ontario and was quite happy being her own boss.
But then COVID happened, and Belisle was forced to pivot.
A new venture aimed at increasing women's participation and retention rates in Red Seal trades across Ontario has received over $2 million in federal funding.