OTTAWA, Ont. – Trucking HR Canada has announced three new resources – My Toolbox for Mentoring Women, Inventory of Resources and a women in trucking video – as part of its Women With Drive initiative.
My Toolbox for Mentoring Woman is aimed at helping trucking employees, association groups, female drivers and others learn practical approaches to mentorship. It also includes three models – Online Peer Networks, One-on-One Mentoring Partnerships and Local Women’s Events – to accommodate various occupations, from drivers to office workers.
“Mentorship is a proven retention tool and we know that women in the industry are looking for more mentorship opportunities,” said Angela Splinter, CEO of Trucking HR Canada. “In fact, when we surveyed women in the industry, offering more mentorship opportunities was cited as one of the top three things employers can do as a means of supporting women.”
Inventory of Resources has information on organizations, programs and networks supporting women, including links to programs focused on training, leadership development, mentorship and online forums.
Finally, the women in trucking video attempts to promote career opportunities in the industry other than driving.
“We highlight all the positive aspects of working in trucking,” said Splinter. “Supporting our goal in ensuring the industry attracts, recruits and retains the skilled workforce it needs – and that includes men and women.”