One of the 15 projects announced is meant for PICS Society

In a move to underscore the importance of gender diversity in traditionally male-dominated fields, Randy Boissonnault, the Federal Minister of Employment, Workforce Development, and Official Languages, announced support for women to explore, prepare for, and thrive in skilled trades.
The minister chose Progressive Intercultural Community Service (PICS) Society – an organization upholding values of true diversity and gender equality – to make this significant announcement a day prior to International Women’s Day.

In his address, Randy Boissonnault declared that Canadian government’s resolve to pledge more than $28 million to fund 15 projects aimed at assisting 6,400 eligible women in breaking barriers and building careers in 39 Red Seal trades.

The Minister pointed out that one of the announced projects was intended to assist PICS Society in helping up to120 new immigrant women apprentices to secure sustainable rewards for their skills and excellence to navigate their career paths in Canada.

“Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society is excited to provide participants with specific training that leads to technical skills, certification and practical experience that employers in the trades sector are looking for,” said Satbir Singh Cheema, CEO & President of PICS Society. “This program supports women to achieve their trades-certification goals and gain the practical skills required to excel in their future careers.”