Conestoga news

May 14, 2014 2:29 PM

Women in Trades

Jennifer Green
Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (Millwright)
2008 Graduate

Skilled tradesperson Jennifer Green has made remarkable contributions to those around her through her leadership, her individual achievements and the mentorship she provides for young women across the community.

Green graduated in 2008 as a licensed Industrial Maintenance Mechanic - Millwright with a Certificate of Apprenticeship and Certificate of Qualification through the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities.

She is a tireless advocate for the promotion of women in non-traditional careers, mentors young people and is both a trail blazer and a role model for women in the skilled trades.

She is a sought-after speaker and works actively with Conestoga, local school boards, Skills Canada and the Career Education Council of Wellington and Dufferin for the advancement of women in trades and technology.

In 2013, Green was selected to serve as a panelist at Ontario’s Women’s Access to Trades Network Conference.

Achievements include:

  • Alumni of Distinction award, Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning - 2013
  • YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, Guelph 2013
  • Catalyst Canada Honours Awards attendee 2011
  • Skills Canada National Championships - Millwright: Silver medal 2008
  • Skills Canada-Ontario Provincial Championships - Millwright: Gold medal 2008
  • Passport to Prosperity, Employer Forum & Champion Awards 2005
  • George and Jean Dodge Skilled Trade Scholarship 2005
  • Technology Education Award of Merit 2004
  • Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Award (OYAP) 2005