In March of 2022, we were fortunate to deliver our Leading from Within and Visioning and Goal Setting workshops as part of the Job Readiness component of the Women in Trades Program with Squamish Nation Training and Trades. The participants worked on developing skills in confidence, emotional intelligence and leadership. This work helped guide and support the women to continue to discover bigger dreams and how to create strategies to achieve their goals.

One participant within our group, was Allyn Caresse Benoit. Allyn took inspired action during the Women in Trades Program with SNTT and applied to BCIT’s Pipefitting Apprenticeship program, was accepted and ultimately led her to employment with Seaspan. 

Here’s what Allyn had to say about her participation in the Leading from Within and Visioning and Goal Setting Workshops:

‘Bungalow 968 joined us at SNTT for a few days to help guide us and teach us that anything is possible if we put our minds to it. The workshops were the Visioning and Goal Setting and Leading from Within where we created vision boards, as well as setting goals and time lines to help us successfully achieve them. It definitely impacted me and I began purposely choosing to think differently and with doing that it changed my point of view and perspective on life. It helped me build confidence and to see my personal value. I have been incorporating the mindfulness techniques I learned in the workshop and can see and feel a difference in my life.’

Women In Trades
Allyn Caresse Benoit – Women In Trades

We are so proud of you and all you have accomplished Allyn! We can’t wait to see what happens next for you! We are looking forward to working with another wonderful group of Women in Trades Women with Squamish Nation Training and Trades in April of 2023!