Roberta Giroux

APPRENTICE ELECTRICIAN, BRITCO BUILDING INNOVATION

Roberta came to Women Building Futures (WBF) after hearing a WBF radio advertisement. At the time, she was the primary caregiver to her aging parent – and was looking for a better way to support her family.

Roberta proved to be an outstanding student. Her first job was working on the construction of the new WBF Suncor Energy Training Centre as an electrical apprentice with Mogo Electric. She is now a second year apprentice electrician with Britco Building Innovation.

In 2012, Roberta won two awards, the Evraz Inc. NA Canada Apprenticeship Bursary and a Shell Canada Trades Bursary, and was chosen to participate in NAIT’s television advertising campaign. Roberta has quickly become an excellent role model for Aboriginal women in construction. She returns to WBF on an ongoing basis, speaking to women in WBF classes on strategies to becoming a successful tradeswoman.

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