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Boost for local women's skills training

A local group is making progress trying to improve the lives of low-income women in the Lower Columbia Region.

The Greater Trail Community Skills Centre has received $49,000 from the province to help women get into the trades.

This follows the success of a recent gender-based analysis.

Executive Director Jan Morton says getting women into non-tradition work – like the resource and industrial construction sectors – puts them in line for salaries of $50,000 a year.

 

Previous research by the Skills Centre found that despite 51% of our regional population being women – less than half make more than $24,000 annually.

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