Conestoga events

Women in Skilled Trades Information Session

May 19, 2021 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 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 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

Additional information sessions will take place on May 5June 3June 17July 7July 20 and August 9.

To register:

Registration is required to attend this session.

For more information:

Please contact ett4w@conestogac.on.ca for more information.