Conestoga news

March 22, 2019 10:45 AM

Applications open for free pre-apprenticeship program

Conestoga is now accepting applications for the Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) General Carpenter Pre-apprenticeship program that begins this September at the Waterloo campus.

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WIST students recently supported the college's Trades and Technology day at the Waterloo campus. The event introduced young girls to careers in the skilled trades.

WIST is a tuition-free program funded by the provincial Ministry of the Status of Women and is designed to support women prepare for employment within the construction sector. 

This 34-week program provides students with 26 weeks of in-class practical theory and hands-on experience, as well as an eight-week paid work placement.

WIST helps women gain full-time employment in the trades, but also aims to build self-confidence and provide students with a head-start on achieving apprenticeship certification, if applicable.

Only 25 enrolment spaces are available; all interested candidates are required to attend a program information session.

Sessions take place at the Waterloo campus in room 1G09 on the following dates. Registration is encouraged, but not required: 519-748-5220, ext. 5272.

  • March 26: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • April 2: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • April 9: 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • April 9: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • May 2: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • May 9: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • May 16: 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • May 16: 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Nadine Jannetta at 519-748-5220, ext. 5272, or by email.