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Fleming College hosting Women in Trades event for high school students


Peterborough ON – (April 12, 2018) – Female students in grades 9 to 12 are invited to attend Fleming College’s Women in Trades event on Wednesday, April 18.

The event provides young women an opportunity to connect with female mentors who work in the trades. Participants will hear from keynote speaker Emily Chung, an automotive technician and founder and owner of AutoNiche, a women’s auto repair service. Students will also meet successful tradespeople, tour Fleming’s Kawartha Trades Technology Centre (KTTC), explore trades and apprenticeship programs and careers, engage in interactive demonstrations, and enjoy refreshments and giveaways.

Three area school boards – Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, Trillium Lakelands District School Board, and Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board – are sponsoring the event. Those interested in attending can register here: https://bit.ly/2JBywNd

Women in Trades will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the KTTC (Sutherland Campus, Peterborough).


  • 6:00-6:15 p.m. – Welcome and intros
  • 6:30-6:50 p.m. – Keynote speaker, Emily Chung
  • 6:50-7:20 p.m. – Interactive demonstration booths and tour of KTTC
  • 7:20-7:50 p.m. – Break – refreshments and light snacks
  • 7:50-8:15 p.m. – Women in trades panel and Q&A


About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 74,000 alumni.


For more information, please contact:
Laura Copeland
Fleming College
705.749.5530 x 1370