Diversified Hosts Young Women in Trade and Technologies Summer Camp

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On July 4th, we had the pleasure of hosting another YWITT (Young Women in Trade and Technologies) Summer Camp. This is a CAREERS initiative that is designed to break barriers and give young women in grades 9-12 the opportunity and confidence to explore career options in non-traditional skilled trades and technologies. 

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We were very proud to be given the privilege to help CAREERS showcase the range of opportunities available for female youth within the skilled trades and technologies. This was DTL’s fourth year hosting the event, and we feel it was successful in creating a safe space to explore and ask questions about the world of skilled trades from the female perspective.  

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The event lasted two hours and featured four workstations:

  1. Brake station – Hosted by Lead hand technician Jonathan Vickers – Where they have an opportunity to remove a tire, replace brakes and install the tire.
  2. Oil change station – Hosted by technician Wayne Fleury – Where they have an opportunity to change oil and oil filters.   
  3. Head light/brake light replacement station – Hosted by former RAP student and now DTL apprentice John Lim – Where they had an opportunity to replace head lights and brake lights
  4. Service station – Hosted by current RAP student Sarah Giles – Where they had an opportunity to be shown how to perform a PM coach inspection by a young woman currently working in the HET trade. She did an outstanding job showcasing all the knowledge she has gained in the 6 months that she has been with us. GREAT JOB Sarah!!!

The event was extra special for technician Wayne Fleury, a proud dad who had the opportunity to host his daughter.

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We are incredibly proud of the entire team for offering their professionalism and mentorship to this great group of young women. Special thanks to Jonathan Vickers, Wayne Fleury, John Lim, Sarah Giles, Jenna Scott, Tanaka Bere and the CAREERS team.

We are already looking forward to next year’s YWITT camp!

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