Conestoga events

Women in Skilled Trades information session

July 12, 2022 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Virtual event

Conestoga College is now accepting applications for the full-time, tuition-free Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) General Carpenter Pre-Apprenticeship program starting September 2022.

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. 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

An additional session takes place on August 3.

To register:

Registration is required to attend this session.

For more information:

Contact for more information or to register for this session.