Jill of All Trades

Every year in May, Conestoga College hosts Jill of All Trades which is funded by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry for Advanced Education and Skills Development. The day begins with a keynote address – last year the speaker was Mandy Rennehan, owner of the retail facilities firm Freshco. She is the 2017 recipient of the RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur award. In 2018, Mandy brought along many members of her team including two recent additions who were recent graduates of the Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) program at Conestoga College.

Jill of all Trades allows female Secondary students to select workshops that align with their interests and curiosities.

Female students have the opportunity to explore the following trades:

  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Brick and Stone Masonry
  • Carpentry
  • Electrician
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Millwright
  • Motorcycle Technician
  • Plumbing
  • Truck and Coach Technician
  • Welding

Interested in participating?

  • Indicate your interest to your Guidance Counselor
  • Mention the event to your Technology teacher
  • Pay attention to announcements at your school

See you there!