• Increasing awareness of women in technology and trades industries

    On Nov. 29, Fanshawe College had the privilege to host an event that opened the eyes of young women to the world of skilled trades and technologies.

    The event was hosted by Skills Ontario through their career exploration for women initiative and KickAss Careers, along with a number of other partners.

    Read more: http://www.fsu.ca/interrobang.php?storyID=13014

  • Tradeswoman leads KICKASS Careers grassroots program Jamie McMillan shows the way for women to take on trades related careers

    Jamie McMillan is a journeyman ironworker with Local 736 in Hamilton. She also recently signed on as a boilermaker with Local 128 in Burlington seeking additional personal growth and opportunity. McMillan is also founder of Journeyman, It’s a Status, Not a Gender and co-founder of Workplace Equality Awareness Ribbon.

    Read more: http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/education/4821151-153/girls-eyes-opened-to-new-career-set

  • 'Kickass career’ in trades

    Heading into work Monday morning doesn’t put ironworker, Jamie McMillan, in a funk. Maybe it’s because her work site is constantly changing, providing her with exciting new challenges. Perhaps it’s because she thrives as a strong woman in a male-dominated field. Or maybe it’s simply because she sincerely loves her job.

    Read more: http://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/6080295–kickass-career-in-trades/

  • Journeyman Jamie McMillan promotes lucrative careers in the skilled trades to Kawartha Lakes students

  • Timmins native creates Workplace Equality Awareness Ribbon

    Jamie McMillan is looking to provide a better quality of life for women and men in the trade industry. Originally from Timmins, McMillan moved to Southern Ontario in 1999 and joined the Ironworkers trade union as an apprentice in 2002.

    Read more: https://www.timminstoday.com/local-news/timmins-native-creates-workplace-equality-awareness-ribbon-15214

  • Jamie McMillan : a woman + an ironworker

    Back to 2013, Canada – The construction industry is facing a crisis as countless skilled people in the trade are reaching retirement age. There are many job vacancies, not enough skilled workers to be hired and essential construction projects are likely to be compromised, which would seriously affect the economy.
    What to do then ? “Hire Women !”, says Jamie McMillan, a woman ironworker, who has just founded Journeyman, an organization which aims at promoting the labor of women in the trade.
    2013, 21st century and yet …. Only 3% of the workforce in composed of women the industry.
    R Access and Jamie McMillan get back to the creation of Journeyman, talk about jobs and future projects.

    Read more: http://raccess.fr/jamie-mcmillan-a-woman-an-ironworker/

  • Avon Maitland Female Students Learn About Skilled Trades

    Over 200 young women in Grades 9 to 12 in Huron and Perth counties were presented with a career option most of them had not considered.

    A skilled trades event in Stratford Wednesday was hosted by the Avon Maitland and Huron-Perth Catholic School Boards and their community partners.

    Read more: http://blackburnnews.com/midwestern-ontario/midwestern-ontario-news/2015/05/28/avon-maitland-female-students-learn-about-skilled-trades/

  • Female Ironworker To Steel Young Minds

    The Foundation for Education, Avon Maitland District School Board (AMDSB) and the Huron Perth Catholic District School Board (HPCDSB) are joining forces with the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) to inspire young women in Huron and Perth counties to consider a career in the skilled trades.

    Read more: http://foundationforeducation.ca/female-ironworker-to-steel-young-minds/

  • Female high school students learn about skilled trades

    Jamie McMillan had some simple advice for the bright-eyed female high school students who made up her audience at the Arden Park last Wednesday, May 27.

    “You’re going to spend approximately one-third of your life working. So you want to make sure you find something that you absolutely love to do. When you find what that is, you’re going to be excited to go to work.

    Read more: https://www.ourperth.ca/community-story/6027875-female-high-school-students-learn-about-skilled-trades/

  • Jamie McMillan - Journeyman Presentation at Central Senior PS

    Jamie McMillan is an ironworker with over 12 years of experience with Local 736 in Hamilton, Ontario. She is also the founder and primary spokesperson for J♀urneyman.

    Read more: https://vimeo.com/109893827

  • Girls’ eyes opened to new career set

    While most middle school girls might not have heard the term “skilled trade” before, they know what it means to work with their hands.

    In Obsidian Middle School’s gym earlier this month, seventh- and eighth-grade girls listened to a pair of tradeswomen explain why girls shouldn’t be afraid of STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — and why they should keep their minds open to a career in a skilled trade.

    Read more: http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/education/4821151-153/girls-eyes-opened-to-new-career-set

  • Life Goal: Get a KickAss Career

    While most middle school girls might not have heard the term “skilled trade” before, they know what it means to work with their hands.

    In Obsidian Middle School’s gym earlier this month, seventh- and eighth-grade girls listened to a pair of tradeswomen explain why girls shouldn’t be afraid of STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — and why they should keep their minds open to a career in a skilled trade.

    Read more: https://blog.hardhathunter.com/life-goal-get-kickass-career/

  • Jamie McMillan discovers opportunities and challenges for women in unionized skilled trades

    McMillan went to school in the early 90s during what she calls the IT era; a time when skilled trades were not really talked about. She followed her mother’s footsteps into health care as a personal support worker. “I held many unfulfilling jobs for many years before discovering the trades in 2002.”

    Read more: http://ontarioconstructionreport.com/jamie-mcmillan-discovers-opportunities-and-challenges-for-women-in-unionized-skilled-trades/

  • Ribbon campaign raises awareness about issues women face entering the trades

    Jamie McMillan and Pat Williams say there is an iconic symbol behind the red and white polka dot ribbon used in the Workplace Equality (W.E.) Awareness campaign: Rosie the Riveter.

    Read more: http://dailycommercialnews.com/Labour/News/2015/4/Ribbon-campaign-raises-awareness-about-issues-women-face-entering-the-trades-1006803W/

  • (Not enough) women at work

    Jamie McMillan has a technique for dealing with a persistent problem for women in the skilled trades — the idea that a female on a work site means distraction.

    Read more: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/2104599–not-enough-women-at-work/

  • Tradeswomen Tuesday: Jamie McMillan, Ironworker/Welder

    “There are so many other people out there who would love a job like this but just don’t know these opportunities exist,” explained Jamie McMillan. Living in Hamilton, Ontario, this ironworker /welder and advocate enjoys working on various jobsites nationwide and promoting careers in construction through school and community outreach. “I love the physical challenge of my job, the constant evolving workload, seeing how things change, and how things that I build are put in place” she says.

    Read more: http://www.equalrights.org/tradeswomen-tuesday-jamie-mcmillan-ironworkerwelder/

  • Wartime Rosie inspires a new campaign


    Rosie the Riveter was such a perfect symbol for their cause, the advocates of a new awareness campaign aimed at improving the lot of women in the trades couldn’t believe it hadn’t been used before.

    Read more: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/5518167-wartime-rosie-inspires-a-new-campaign/

  • Trades on Tour opening minds to the possibilities

    Grade 8 students looked into the future Tuesday when the public school board’s Trades on Tour opened their eyes — and minds — to a possible career in the skilled trades.

    Read more: http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/trades-on-tour-opening-minds-to-the-possibilities

  • 5 perspectives on women in the skilled trades

    Women in the skilled trades in northwestern Ontario are breaking rocks and breaking sterotypes.

    Girls in grades 10 to 12, who are enrolled in the trades and technology programs at the Lakehead Public, Thunder Bay District Catholic and the Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales school boards, had a chance to see some of those women in action on April 20.

    Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/thunder-bay-mine-girls-skilled-trades-1.4090922

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