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This July, Collège Boréal will be offering a new Industrial Mechanic Millwright pre-apprenticeship program at its Timmins and Sudbury campuses. The program will give up to 10 women the ability to upgrade their skills and gain hands-on experience in the mechanical field, free of charge, thanks to a subsidy from the Ontario Women’s Directorate (OWD). Given the growing demand for millwrights in the Cochrane District area (56.2% of the millwright working force in the region will be retiring in the next 20 years, according to a report published by the Far Northeast Training Board), the program will provide a much-needed opportunity for young women to bridge the skills gap and find meaningful employment in an high-demand field. Stephanie Vallière, a 24-year-old Connaught resident, is one of the students currently enrolled in the program. After dropping out of high school in Grade 11, she worked various retail jobs but always felt that something was missing in her life. “I was never being challenged enough,” she said. “I enjoyed working with the public but it was hard and I was having difficulty gaining independence and paying my bills.” Vallière heard about the pre-apprenticeship program from one of her teachers after making the decision to return to high school to attain her Grade 12 this year. She explained that the skills she would acquire from the program at the college would help her finally find gainful employment in a field that interested her. “Since I was a little girl my father and I did mechanics and welding, I was always the little helper,” she said.

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