Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

 

June 25, 2018

RedSealThe Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) and its members are celebrating the hard work and dedication of women who successfully work in the skilled trades. In the skilled trades, the majority of which are male-dominated, women have faced unique challenges including gender-biased stereotyping, lack of female mentors and positive role models, and challenges balancing caregiving responsibilities with unsupportive work arrangements and inadequate access to childcare. Not only are these women successfully entering these occupations, they often do so in very small numbers. Women continue to be largely under-represented in the skilled trades.

But, why so few women in the skilled trades?

Gender research suggests that male-dominated occupations are often surrounded by a culture that does not anticipate or respond adequately to the needs of women and diverse groups. This culture can create a barrier for many women wanting to enter the labour market and break through to the careers they really want. Women who start apprenticeships may not complete to certification because of the workplace culture, even with the promise of better wages.

The research also shows that this culture does not reflect the actual beliefs and values held by many men and women. This means that change is possible and change can start with us. Many workplace leaders are implementing sexual harassment and respectful workplace policies. In many work sites, this has improved the environment for all employees. Unfortunately, we are not there yet and women continue to experience inappropriate conduct at work.

Taking action

Employers and labour organizations must continue to play a leadership role to create change. With everyone working together, we will ensure these policies translate into safe, respectful work environments.

It is time to create a new culture that revolves around diversity, passion, artistry and, most importantly, ability, not gender. We must continue to create collaborative cultures and reframe work environments so we are all aware of our biases and support the success of everyone.

The evidence is clear: the best and most effective way to increase the number of women in male-dominated fields is to see women working in them. So, CCDA salutes Canada's female apprentices and journeypersons for following their dreams and forging a path for other women.

If you are a young girl or woman interested in apprenticeship, look for role models and seek mentors and colleagues who support you in your journey. Be prepared to stand up for your beliefs. Know your strengths and skills, your values, your talents and your passions. We encourage you to pursue your interests and follow your dreams.

What you can do

The CCDA is calling all leaders to action. Get to know what is going on in your workplace and ensure the women working in the skilled trades are given quality work, supported to learn and carry out their tasks successfully, and experience a respectful workplace. We can all do better — for our mothers, daughters, and sisters.


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ESA Powerline SafetyThe invisible impact of powerlines should never be underestimated. In the past decade alone, 19 people in Ontario have lost their lives from overhead powerline contact. May 13 to 19 is Powerline Safety Week, which is meant to inform people across the province to stay vigilant of powerlines when doing work at home or on the job.

"Our work in raising awareness of powerline safety won't be finished until there are zero injuries or lives lost from contact," says Dr. Joel Moody, Chief Public Safety Officer, Electrical Safety Authority (ESA). "All it takes is a misstep or careless error to change the life of you, your colleagues or family."



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ABB Eco FactoryABB has an extensive portfolio of eco-efficient solutions and services that can help decouple economic growth from environmental impacts. In fact, over half of ABB's worldwide revenues are generated by technologies that combat the causes of climate change. The company’s goal is to increase this contribution from 57 percent in 2018 to 60 percent by 2020.

The company’s commitment to combatting climate change includes limiting the environmental impact of its own operations. ABB’s current target for climate action is to reduce its own GHG emissions by 40 percent by 2020 from a 2013 baseline.



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Wind Energy

Canada’s wind energy industry further expanded its installed capacity in 2018, while solidifying its status as the lowest-cost source of new electricity generation. Newly commissioned projects brought total national wind energy capacity to close to 13,000 megawatts (MW). Meanwhile, competitive auction results in Saskatchewan and Alberta confirmed the wind industry’s ability to continue to deliver record-low prices.

The six wind energy projects that were powered up in 2018 added 566 MW of installed capacity — a continuation of steady growth that contributed to an average annual growth rate of 20% per year since 2008.

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