Girls & Women

The New Boots: Progressing Women in Trades is a provincial network and resource hub that aims to promote, support and mentor women in non-traditional skilled trades, such as: construction, maintenance, automotive, truck and transport.

New Boots started in 2015 as a research initiative and was created to promote and increase the participation of women in non-traditional skilled trades apprenticeship in New Brunswick. Since then, New Boots has closely followed registered female apprentices in the province from nine (9) different skilled trades to better understand the challenges women face when entering a non-traditional skilled trade.

New Boots aims to achieve this goal through positive partnerships with industry, employers, government, educational institutions and communities. Now New Boots has grown into a full service network & resource hub to support all girls and women.

New Boots is a network & resource hub for girls and/or women who are either:

  • Considering a career in a non-traditional skilled trade
  • A registered apprentice
  • A student enrolled in a skilled trades pre-employment program
  • A certified journeyperson

New Boots services include:

  • Connection to a network of females working in skilled trades
  • Mentoring, resources, tools and/or referrals to appropriate services
  • Workforce support such as employment leads

Do you need assistance? We can help:

  • Need assistance exploring careers in a non-traditional skilled trade
  • Need information about pre-employment skilled trades programs in NB
  • Need information about the job market for careers in skilled trades
  • Need help finding employment in your region
  • Need help with resume writing, networking, interview practice, etc.
  • Want to be connected to a network of females working in trades
  • Want to participate in events featuring women in trades, such as luncheon, suppers, conference
  • Want to become a mentor for girls and women as a female apprentice or female journeyperson
  • Want to become a New Boots Ambassador (NBA) to help us promote careers in skilled trades to girls and women in exploration fairs and other similar events
  • Etc!
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