Mining and Refining for Women (MR4W):
Retaining Women in Non-Traditional Employment
The Greater Trail Community Skills Centre (The Skills Centre), has formed a partnership with Teck Metals Ltd., Trail Operations and Bock and Associates to design and implement a 30-month mentorship program. The goal of the program is to identify and address perceived barriers for women in who are employed in non-traditional roles; it is funded by Status of Women Canada.
The project began with a gender based analysis with all employees from Trail Operations responding to the survey. The survey results were analyzed and have been the foundation for the development of the program contents and model.
To date, the first mentorship program has been completed and the second group is scheduled to begin in October. Results from the first group have far exceeded expectations and the project is anticipating similar outcomes going forward.