WEYBURN - The Weyburn Chamber of Commerce will present a “Handshakes and Hashbrowns” information breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 a.m. at the Weyburn Legion, featuring a speaker from Women Building Futures.
According to Statistics Canada, only about five per cent of skilled trades workers are women. Becky Cassidy, Strategic Partnerships Lead with Women Building Futures, will give the presentation to the Chamber breakfast on how to help that statistic grow.
Through the Women Building Futures program, the mission is to empower women’s economic prosperity by removing barriers and providing industry recognized training in the construction trades, maintenance, transportation industries and more.
Over the last 20 years, the organization has been able to train and graduate approximately 2,500 women through various programs such as Journeywoman Start, Professional Class 1 Driver, Driver and Operator, and industry-funded programs.
The Chamber breakfasts are usually an in-person event, but the chamber decided to do a hybrid event. Registration will be required even if members plan on attending virtually. Register by going online to the Chamber’s website, or calling the office at 306-842-4738.
The cost to attend is $16 for chamber members, and $20 for non-members. The breakfast event is being sponsored by the Weyburn Oilwomen Association.