The WRDC Educational Resource Centre (ERC) has grown from the work being done by Women In Resource Development under its mandate to increase the participation of women in trades and technology occupations within the natural resource sectors.
The Centre was created in 2002 with the goal of offering province-wide resources to girls and women who would otherwise not have the opportunity to learn about these careers.
The resources available at the Centre include a range of programs, services and materials.
The Educational Resource Centre (ERC) currently offers four programs:
An essential part of these programs has been the development of a mentors' network for girls and women working in or preparing for careers in trades, technology and science.
After participating in WRDC mentor workshops these women participate as role models and industry representatives in various programs and events.
The Educational Resource Centre (ERC) also houses a resource library which is available to the public