Women in Trades

Published:
November 4, 2022
Updated:
October 27, 2022
Program Description
  • “Your Journey to the Skilled Trades” – a 4 week paid pre-employment training program
  • Tuition free industry related certifications such as Fall Arrest, Confined Spaces, Workplace Violence & Harassment, Health & Safety, Ladder Safety, First Aid/CPR, and more
  • ChromeBook laptops to successfully complete training
  • Disability related supports such as prescription safety glasses, orthotic shoes/work boots, etc.
  • Personal Protective Equipment such as hard hats, safety boots, safety glasses, etc.
  • Tools of the trade
  • Work attire such as coveralls, tool belts, etc.
  • On-site or virtual mental health counselling support to reduce barriers to employment
  • Occupational Therapy Assessment to identify strengths, abilities, and accommodation requirements
  • Personalized academic upgrading in math
  • Direct job matching with trades employers
  • Job coaching
  • Job retention support
  • Mentorship from women who work in the skilled trades

Program Eligibility
  • 15 years of age and older
  • Self-identify as female/woman
  • Self-identify as a person with a disability (optional)
  • Not in full time school
  • Unemployed or working 20 hours or less per week
  • Must be a resident of Ontario
  • Open to Refugee Claimants, Permanent Residents, and Canadian Citizens
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