Sheridan College is one of Canada’s leading post-secondary institutions, serving over 20,000 full time students at four campuses in the western Greater Toronto Area.
Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada and Unifor, Canada’s largest union in the private sector have teamed up on an initiative that provides 15 new $2,000 scholarships for women enrolled in Sheridan College’s skilled trade programs in the 2016-2017 academic year.
These scholarships are important because women have traditionally made up only a small percentage of skilled tradespersons in the construction, automotive and industrial sectors. By encouraging more women to enter these trades, Coca-Cola, Unifor and Sheridan College can change “the perception of who a skilled tradesperson is, to one based on competency and not gender,” according to Unifor National President, Jerry Dias.
Coca-Cola is proud to partner with Unifor and Sheridan College in supporting women’s education in the skilled trades.