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Invest in more training opportunities for girls and women, especially in “male-dominated” occupations.
Ensure that we nurture resiliency in young women so that they can cope with the demands of a fickle, tough job market.
Provide relevant, comprehensive education and career counselling for young women about to leave high school.
Create a childcare strategy that supports young mothers furthering their education.
These were some of the suggestions students and faculty put forth in a recent roundtable discussion with Teresa Piruzza, provincial minister of children and youth services.
Piruzza, who is also minister responsible for women’s issues, visited Brock University Jan. 7 as part of provincewide consultations to create the ministry’s strategy for the next five years.