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CELEBRATE
WOMEN IN
THE TRADES

NOV 18, 2021  |  6:30 PM

 

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

On November 18th at 6:30 PM, students, parents, and community members joined the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPRDSB) and the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board (PVNCCDSB) in discussions with inspiring women who work in the exciting world of the skilled trades.

After a keynote address by Welder and Business Owner Natascha Knipping, audiences participated in a lively Q&A with women in 6 other Skilled Trade careers.

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Natascha Knipping

Welder, Business Owner, Instructor

Natascha Knipping is the founder of furniture manufacturer Iron Oak Designed. Founded in 2020, Iron Oak was created around the idea of sustainability, longevity and great design. Natascha has been a builder and maker her entire life, honing those skills at Humber College in the fields of woodworking, cabinet making, and welding. She now passes on her knowledge to her students at Humber College in Toronto, where she has been a teacher since 2019.

 

PANEL 1 - WHY SKILLED TRADES? 

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Tanya Daye

Truck and Coach Technician

Truck and Coach Technicians inspect, repair, and maintain commercial trucks, emergency vehicles, buses and road transport vehicles.

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Andrea Davidson

Electrician

Electricians plan, assemble, connect, install, repair, inspect, test, verify and maintain electrical systems in various settings.

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Alexis Verdon

Automotive Service Technician

Automotive Service Technicians perform preventative maintenance, diagnose problems and repair vehicle systems in cars and light trucks.

 

PANEL 2 - ADDRESSING MYTHS

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Andrea Lancaster​

General Carpenter

General Carpenters assemble, renovate, and repair structures made of wood, steel, and concrete.

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Kate Parr

Millwright

Millwrights install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment.

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Celeste Lamondin

Brick and Stone Mason

Brick and Stone Masons build and repair walls, floors, arches, pavings, partitions, fireplaces, chimneys, smokestacks and other structures

MEDIA CENTRE

 

AGENDA

6:30 PM           Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

6:40 PM           Keynote Address by Natascha Knipping

 

7:00 PM           Panel 1 - Why Skilled Trades?

 

7:40 PM           Panel 2 - Addressing Myths

 

8:20 PM           Closing Remarks and Prizes

 
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