Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

September 09, 2011 08:00 ET

Government of Canada Helps Young Women in Moncton Prepare for Careers in the Trades and Technology Sectors

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2011) - Young women in the Moncton area will have the opportunity to learn about careers and educational possibilities in the trades and technology sector thanks to support from the Government of Canada. Mr. Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament for Moncton–Riverview–Dieppe, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

"In today's environment, it is more important than ever that young Canadians have the skills and information they need to participate and succeed in the job market," said Mr. Goguen. "Our government is proud to promote activities that encourage young women to explore their career options and take full advantage of the job opportunities available to them."

With assistance from the federal Youth Awareness program, Enterprise Greater Moncton will organize its second annual Women's Summit, entitled "Gender Diversity in the Technological Workplace: Technology is Borderless". The Summit, which takes place September 14–15, will provide attendees with information on careers in the trades and technology sectors, as well as the opportunity to network with employers and educators.

Enterprise Greater Moncton will receive $5,000 in federal Youth Awareness funding to help organize the second annual Women's Summit.

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The Youth Awareness program, funded under Employment Insurance Part II, provides financial assistance for projects designed to address specific labour market requirements facing communities, and aims to promote youth as the workforce of the future among recipients, employers, communities and young Canadians.

Youth Awareness is part of the Government of Canada's strategy to create the best educated, most skilled and most flexible workforce in the world. The Government underscored its commitment to this strategy in Canada's Economic Action Plan. A key component of the Plan is to create more and better opportunities for Canadian workers through skills development. To learn more about Canada's Economic Action Plan, visit

The program is delivered by Service Canada, which provides one-stop personalized services for Government of Canada programs, services and benefits. For more information about this program visit, call 1 800 O-Canada or drop by your local Service Canada Centre.

Contact Information

  • Alyson Queen
    Press Secretary
    Office of Minister Finley

    Media Relations Office
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada