Georgian co-hosting Women in the Marine Trades event July 18
July 16, 2015

Marine engine repair is big business in central Ontario, and there’s lots of opportunity for women in the field.

That’s the message of this year’s FREE Women in the Marine Trades event. It takes place Saturday, July 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at a full-service marina in Pefferlaw, Ontario.

Former Georgian student Yasmin Kolodziechuk stands in front of a marine engine at her workplace

The event is open to women of all ages, Aboriginal women in particular, who would like to learn more about education and careers in the marine trades.

“As females, we all struggle with the ‘you can’t do this’ attitude. I wish when I was younger, I had the opportunity to speak with women in the skilled trades and hear their stories. If someone tells you that you can’t do something, remind yourself that you are strong and can do anything you set your mind to. I did,” says Yasmin, a former Georgian student who is now a marine mechanic and service manager.

The day includes lunch and a chance for attendees to see the inner workings of a marina.

Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

Contact Linda Pinto at or phone 705.728.1968, ext. 1427 to register.