Program Code: COWD 102
Program Length: 8 weeks
TBD: Please stay tuned for updates on the upcoming intake
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.
Program Duration: 8 weeks, followed by an opportunity for a paid work placement for those students who attend all training and fully participate in employment prep workshops, including submission of all required materials.
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.
This program is funded by the Government of Canada.
Drafting, safety, introduction to tools, cabinet construction
Horticulture, Groundskeeping, Arborist
Industrial Trades (April 8 - May 31, 2024)
Machine Shop, Welding, Electrical Controls
Plumbing, Electrical, Framing
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.
Employment support will be provided to eligible participants.
To be eligible for employment support participant must, meet attendance requirement for all courses, including employment prep, hand in all assignments, research job opportunities, follow up on leads provided by program and participate in Job Fairs. Placements are not guaranteed
Eligibility and Program Requirements
Please stay tuned to the website for updates on the upcoming intake