Vancouver, BC – Women looking to enter or continue their education and training in the Electrical Trades will now be able to apply for funding to help cover the cost of tuition and books thanks to Mott Electric GP.
“From small wiring to large cable jobs, women are both talented and capable in a historically male dominated trade,” stated Dan Mott, President of Mott Electric GP. “We believe that encouraging and supporting women as they enter the trade is a great way to contribute to the development of the electrical trades and supply of workers in industry.”
It is estimated that up to 15,000 construction jobs will be unfilled due to labour shortages by 2025. In order to narrow that gap, industry leaders are implementing solutions to ensure that traditionally underutilized labour sources are met with minimal barriers. One such underutilized group is women.
“Women continue to have low participation rates in the electrical trades, despite growing opportunities,” says Abigail Fulton, Executive Director of the Construction Foundation of BC. “Mott Electric’s commitment to supporting women in the trades will help to break down barriers.”
In a recent poll conducted by the Industry Training Authority’s Women in Trades Training initiative, tradeswomen report high levels of job satisfaction and increased confidence. Given that many entry level positions in electrical can pay almost double that of other sectors, the Electrical Trades are a great option for women to consider when planning for their career.
For more information, please contact:
Construction Foundation of BC
250 220 5861
About the Training Fund
Administered by the Construction Foundation of BC, the Mott Electric GP Women in Trades Training Fund is designed to support women entering into or continuing education in the electrical trades. Bursaries may be used for tuition fees or textbooks. For more information on how to apply to the fund, please visit: www.constructionfoundation.ca/mott-fund
About the Construction Foundation of BC
The Construction Foundation builds community through engagement in charitable initiatives and a commitment to industry focused education and research initiatives that benefit all British Columbians. Our latest initiative, LearnSafe, was designed to ensure high school students are accessing early training and understanding of construction site safety. www.constructionfoundation.ca
About Mott Electric
Established by William Mott in 1930, Mott Electric GP is one of the oldest and largest electrical contracting companies in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Mott Electric GP provides all aspects of electrical services ranging from small repairs, to building the most complex building structure. Our experience enables us to take on projects as a general contractor or provide sub-trade electrical support. www.mottelectric.com