Hamilton,
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March
2018
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12:56 PM
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In the News: Construction course helps women build lives

Summary

City School programming in action 

The Hamilton Spectator highlighted the Introduction to Construction for Women program run by Mohawk College's City School Project. 

March 16, 2018 

In one of Hamilton's impoverished north-end neighbourhoods, women in a female introductory construction course have built something they weren't expecting: confidence and empowerment.

Not only are they physically constructing walls, electrical systems and bathrooms, but they have also built the inner strength to do it without hesitation.

Kathryn Robertson, a stay-at-home parent, has been right in there, learning to wire walls and install outlets and light sockets. When the switch was later flipped and all the lights came on, it was a personal triumph. 

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