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Shortage of workers in Electricity sector represents a major opportunity for women.

Over the coming months Electricity Human Resources Canada begins nationwide outreach to showcase all that the electricity industry has to offer. This outreach also includes a recruitment campaign that incorporates newspapers, movie theatres, and public transit to engage a variety of women and encourage them to explore the electricity industry as a possible career choice. 
 
“With women representing only one quarter of the Electricity industry workforce, and fewer than 5 percent in the trades, it’s vital that we encourage women to become more engaged and represented,” said Michelle Branigan, CEO of EHRC. “Given the severe skills gap shortage that the industry faces, women offer organizations a solution to the pending labour crisis.”
 
www.electricityhr.ca/bridgingthegap provides women with information on career training, mentoring opportunities, apprenticeships and support.  These resources include our Bridging the Gap video series which introduces women to the various occupations available in the electricity and renewable energy industry and the women who are currently working in the industry.
 
We encourage you to share this with your students and schools as it provides an important opportunity for them to gain meaningful careers in and industry that provides:
 
·         Live and work with a clean conscience; make a positive difference in the world’s resources
·         Innovation and creativity
·         High employment rate
·         Opportunities for learning and growth
·         High salaries and high demand
·         Stable work environment, cutting edge technology
 
 
Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) is Canada’s most trusted source of objective human resources information and tools to help the Canadian electricity industry match workforce supply and demand. EHRC is a not-for-profit organization helping to keep the lights on in Canada by enabling a world-class workforce for the entire electricity industry. EHRC helps to build a better workforce by strengthening the ability of the Canadian electricity industry to meet current and future needs for a highly skilled, safety-focused, diverse and productive workforce. For more information, visit http://www.ElectricityHR.ca.