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Valerie Overend Fonds

  • CA ON0034 10-132
  • Fonds
  • [1970]-2012
During her career, Valerie Overend has developed several programs and guides to encourage girls and young women to pursue non-traditional careers. The collection Valerie Overend consists of resource materials related to women engaged in non-traditional careers, as well as in the fields of science, technology, and engineering. These materials were used by Valerie in her own research and work to produce informational and educational materials. This collection mainly consists of textual documents and videos. It includes publications, training programs, curricula, workshop materials, survey and reports, and essays. Some documents have been created by/or in collaboration with Valerie Overend. However, most of the documents have been produced by other authors and related organizations.

Overend, Valerie

Exploring Opportunities for Women in Trades and Technology

This file contains a draft program proposal submitted by Shirley Fredrickson, carpentry instructor at the College of New Caledonia in Prince George Campus. The proposed program was designed for women wanting to go into a non-traditional trade, technology training or blue collar worker, but who need more preparatory training to get to the point of entering a skilled trade apprenticeship or training program.

At a Snail’s Pace: The Presence of Women in Trades, Technology and Operations in Newfoundland and Labrador

This file contains a report by Bobbie Boland on the presence of women in trades, technology and operations in Newfoundland and Labrador. It includes a booklet published by Women in Resource Development Committee. WRDC promotes training opportunities for women, advocacy for supportive policies and the removal of barriers to women's participation in these occupations.

An Examination of the Needs and Interests of 11 to 14 Year Olds Related to Career Planning Processes

This file contains a summary report prepared by Generations Research Inc. to Employment and Immigration Canada. The overall objective of the research was to assess the understanding, knowledge and awareness of the importance and processes of career planning among students in the age group of 11 to 14 year olds. The booklet contains notes and part of the text are highlighted.

Directory of Programs, Materials and Initiatives to Recruit and Retain Women in Trades, Technical and Operations Work

This file contains a directory of programs, initiatives and materials which are designed to promote and support the integration of women into technical, trades, operations and blue collar occupations in Canada. The focus is on activities undertaken by employers, unions and associations representing either.

Building Equity in Construction

This file contains a trainer's guide, pamphlets, and stickers. The trainer guide is one piece of the "Building Equity Package" which includes a videotape, poster, notepads, and brochures. The "Building Equity " package was developed in 1993 by the Office of the Employment Equity Commissioner and Equity in Construction (Management Board Secretariat).

Women into Engineering Partnership – Project Report

This file contains a project report. This report consist of a summary of a Partners for Change Project designed in collaboration with the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers / Women Engineers’ Advisory Committee, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council / Hewlett Packard Chair for Women in Science and Engineering in Ontario, and the Ontario Women’s Directorate.

Out of the Stream and Into the River

This file contains a paper. [Braundy, Marcia, "Out of the Stream and into the River: Exploratory Courses in Trades and Technology for Women", Canadian Vocational Association, 1992.]
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