Program Overview

The Women in Trades (WIT) program is specifically designed to assist women who want to develop the basic skills necessary for entry-level work in construction. The main focus of the program is hands-on skills development. Courses include construction academics, site safety, use of hand tools, and construction basics. Participants also have an opportunity to develop an understanding of the work involved in trades such as carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting, framing, drywall application, and roofing. Ideal candidates like to work with their hands, enjoy working outdoors, and enjoy working as a member of a construction crew.

Admission Requirements:

  • Academic Requirements: Determined by funding agency.
  • Non-Academic Requirements:  Interview

Length of Program:

  • Minimum of 12 weeks. This program can be adapted in length and content to accommodate student qualifications and regional labour market needs, as well as participant and client goals.

Graduation Document: 

  • Applied Certificate