The Tomorrow’s Trades program presents pathways for motivated individuals and equips them with the construction sector essential skills they need to become high-quality apprentices. Our goal is to recruit and prepare candidates that are traditionally underrepresented in the skilled trades, including women, indigenous youth, black youth, persons with disabilities, newcomers, at-risk youth, returning veterans, reservists, cadets, and those from racialized communities. The pilot programs will run in Ottawa, Sudbury, Hamilton, and London (Ontario).
After completing the application and interview process, successful Tomorrow’s Trades participants will attend the 12-week program which runs Monday to Friday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
During the program, we will help you develop skills including communication and listening, time management, personal organization, and work ethic. Your status and progress throughout the program will be updated with you frequently. Benchmarks along the way, including Health and Safety certifications and liaison check-ins will help you to know how you are doing and where you need to improve for success.
Through various workshops, online modules, and the support of our staff, you will experience a variety of trades and build the skills and knowledge to be able to apply to apprenticeships within them. We will also equip you with essential personal protective equipment (PPE) including hard hats, work boots, and more that will be yours to keep.
We will be with you every step of the way and help you apply to apprenticeships upon successful completion of the program. Once you have been accepted to an apprenticeship, we will supply you with a starter toolset for the trade you’re working in.
Are you ready to learn more about a career in the skilled trades?
Applications for London and Ottawa for January 2022 are due by December 23rd 2021.