Conestoga College is now accepting applications for the full-time, tuition-free Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) General Carpenter Pre-Apprenticeship program starting September 2021.
Funded by the Government of Ontario, the program will prepare students for in-demand careers and provide them with a head start for those wishing to achieve an apprenticeship certification.
WIST is designed to support low-income women who are unemployed or underemployed. The goal of the program is to prepare candidates for employment within the construction sector.
This 34-week program prepares students with 26 weeks of online practical theory and hands-on experience (with distancing measures in place). This program includes carpentry trade exposure with a Level 1 apprenticeship in-class exception and features an eight-week paid practical work placement experience.
WIST helps women gain well-paying full-time careers in the trades and aims to build self-confidence.
Enrolment is limited and interested candidates are required to attend a virtual information session.
Eligible candidates must be:
- 16 years of age or over, with a Grade 12 education or GED
- a resident of, and able to work in Ontario, and
- proficient in English
Registration is required to attend this session.
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