Women of Steel™ Forging Forward Program
Northwestern Polytechnic will be one of 14 hosts across Canada for CWB Welding Foundation’s initiative: The
Women of Steel™: Forging Forward Program.
The upcoming program is full, and we are no longer accepting applications. If you are interested in receiving information on future programming, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will place you on a waitlist.
- Date: February 27 - June 16, 2023
- Location: NWP Fairview Campus
This fully-funded program provides learning opportunities for 18 women that will foster education, personal
growth, confidence, and experiential learning in exploring welding and other welding-related skilled trades
careers. This hands-on program will run for 12-weeks, with an opportunity for a 4-week industry work placement
at the end.
Participants of this program may be eligible for funding that includes coverage of travel and residence.
- Successful program candidates will be selected after the application and interview process is complete.
- A negative oral fluid 5-panel drug and breath alcohol test may be required with Industry work placements.
An up-to date personal resumé
A cover letter expressing why you would like to take this program and begin a career in Welding.
Copy of unofficial high school transcripts - Grade 10 required (English 10-2, Math 10-3)
A Class 5 Driver’s Licence is required.
Please submit your cover letter, resume and high school transcript to email@example.com
- Work appropriate clothing
- Coveralls or bib-style coveralls
- Closed toe shoes/boots; we will supply steel toe caps
- Ensure long hair can be tied back
Program Materials Provided by CWB Welding Foundation
- CWB Welding Foundation duffle bag
- Welding Jacket
- Auto Darkening Helmet
- Chipping Hammer
- Wire brush
- Safety Glasses
- Ear plugs
- Soapstone Holder
CWB Welding Foundation’s Best Practices
The CWB Welding Foundation’s vision is to support the Canadian Welding industry in having a sustainable
labor supply of skilled welding professionals and tradespeople that thereby contributes to our local economic
The Women of Steel™ program is a platform for introducing the welding trade in a safe way to young Canadian
women with an interest in exploring the trade. We focus on continual enforcement of safe and proper work
procedures, while appropriate conduct, behavior and student expectations are also imperative.
“Throughout Canada, the CWB Welding Foundation is working diligently to increase the awareness of and
interest in welding and related technologies and trades to a diverse audience – across Canada, and
inclusive of all demographics –including women, under-represented communities, rural and remote areas,
indigenous peoples, and newcomers to Canada.”
For more information about the Women of Steel™ Program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org