Program Code: COWD 102
Program Length: 8 weeks
Finish Carpentry - January 18 - March 12
Landscaping - March 15 - May 7
Industrial Trades - May 10 - July 2
Residential Construction - July 5 - Aug 27
Age Group: 18 - 30 years of age
Pathways to the Trades is a FREE 8-week program targeting clients who are currently unemployed, interested in exploring the trades, and are experiencing financial hardship. This specialized program has been designed to help you make a successful transition into the trades, whether you have completed high school or not. This will be achieved through a strong focus on developing individualized learning plans, advising, career exploration, and skill building.
The program includes 30 hours of training per week including 15 hours of trades exposure relevant to the specific pathway chosen, 6 hours of academic upgrading, and 2 hours of employment prep. You will also complete safety training and other relevant certifications including First Aid and Working at Heights. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to participate in possible facility tours, hear from people already in the trade, and participate in workshops discussing pathways, emotional intelligence, the apprenticeship process, funding your education, time management, budgeting, and other relevant topics.
Program Duration: 8 weeks, followed by a 12-week paid placement.
Participants will also have individual meetings with our Skilled Trades Advisor and develop individual plans to guide them along their next steps.
Please contact Project Coordinator to learn more about funding opportunities.
This program is funded by the Government of Canada.
Participants MUST be referred by community organizations.
We are not accepting self-registrations at this moment.
Drafting, safety, introduction to tools, cabinet construction
To Be Decided
To Be Decided
Plumbing, Electrical, Home Renovation
Canada currently faces a critical shortage of skilled workers. Skilled tradespeople will be increasingly in demand because of the rapid pace of technological changes and as current workers in the field begin to retire.
This program will provide you with the knowledge, the foundational skills, and the employment assistance to begin exploring a career in the skilled trades.
12-week paid work placement is provided with client participation in employer selection - interviews may be required.
Eligibility and Program Requirements