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.

(Left to right) Bill Schultz, President, Coca-Cola Refreshments Canada; Jeff Bowman, City Councillor; Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey; Jerry Dias, National President, Unifor; and Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and Vice Chancellor of Sheridan College