Winnipeg Free Press Feb 18/20 – Building a better, more equitable workforce

‘The industry requires smart people. It’s not just about brute force. It’s the ability to think, problem solve, make decisions and work with others. Women are good at that.’

Owner and Director of Operations Muriel Torchia Shyjak had the opportunity to speak with Winnipeg Free Press reporter, Martin Cash, while attending the Manitoba Construction Sector Council Building Our Future Conference this week. The conference is aimed at women looking to break into the industry, those already in it, and breaking down barriers and finding opportunities in a still male-dominated industry. All proceeds from the conference are being donated to Women in Trades scholarships.

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MIKAELA MACKENZIE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESSMuriel Torchia Shyjak, owner of MG Electrical/Mechanical Services (left), Carol Paul, head of the construction sector council, and Colleen Munro, head of Munro Construction with a blast hole drilling simulator at the Women in Trades conference at Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre in Winnipeg on Tuesday.