Trade Winds to Success
This 14 week pre-apprenticeship training program is offered in partnership with Trade Winds to Success Training Society.
It is ideal for individuals interested in pursuing a career in one of the following trades: boilermaker, ironworker, carpenter, plumber, steam/pipefitter, welder.
Training is offered in Calgary and Edmonton
About The Program
Clients then move to the pre-apprenticeship training which includes:
Personal development (one week)
Academic upgrading (four weeks)
Write Entrance Exam 4 from Apprenticeship Industry and Trades
Progress to eight weeks of union shop and hand tools training with safety tickets
Employment with the unions or your own employer of choice
Indigenous people (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) residing in Edmonton or Calgary
Unemployed, underemployed or employment threatened
Active EI Benefit recipient, eligible for EI Reach Back, on social assistance or not currently receiving these benefits
Target groups for priority consideration are Indigenous youth and women
Possess a minimum Grade 10 or equivalent based on the Skills Plan testing
At least 18 years of age
Interest in pursuing one of the trades offered by Trade Winds to Success
Ready, willing and able to pursue training and a career
Living allowances are available for eligible clients.
If you are interested in learning more about this program follow these simple steps:
Attend an information session hosted by Trade Winds to Success Society. Information sessions are held every Wednesday. For information times and location, contact the Trade Winds to Success Training Society in Calgary at 1-877-362-4771.
Once you have passed the Skills Assessment Exam, contact Aboriginal Futures and book an appointment with a career counselor for assessment and referral.
We provide educational, training and employment services to Indigenous people who live in Calgary or the surrounding area.