Girls Understanding Skilled Trades Opportunities

Ready to give your career exploration some GUSTO?

GUSTO is a workshop for high school girls across Newfoundland and Labrador who are interested in gaining hands-on experience in the carpentry and electrical trades.

At your GUSTO workshop you will receive direct instruction from two certified tradeswomen and learn the skills to construct & assemble your own wooden lamp. And, of course, your instructors will answer your questions and tell you all about day-to-day work in the Skilled Trades.

Here’s what GUSTO does:

  • introduces you to basic carpentry and electrical skills in a work safe environment
  • reviews shop safety, occupational health and safety and WHMIS procedures.
  • explores gender relations in non-traditional occupations
  • provides you with information on job availability, post-secondary education, and the apprenticeship process.
  • encourages you to consider the high-paying, rewarding careers available in Skilled Trades in our province.


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