Host: Construction Sector Council Location: Ottawa, ON Valerie Overend's Role: Participant (SIAST)
This symposium included 50 representative from construction, tradeswomen, womens’ groups and government focussing on outlining the roles that can be played by leadership, supervisors, workers and women to successfully engage women in the construction industry. Two reports resulted: 1. Women in Construction – Women’s Symposium Report (attached) 2. Women in Construction – Engagement Strategy (attached)
Host: WITT NN Conference Location: Banff, AB Representing: SIAST
Sector Council Round Table Presentation: discussed keys for viability and success as a Sector Council. Overend's role was to address models of cooperation that would work best for addressing women’s employment issues, and how sector councils can work most effectively with post secondary training institutions, being mindful of effective practises.