Women Exploring Trades/ Women in Construction

Women in Trades Training Exploratory Program

This program allows women to participate in six different Red-Seal trade areas throughout the program:

Automotive Technician Instrumentation Technician
Carpentry Piping
Construction Craft Worker Industrial Mechanic
Culinary Arts Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
Electrical Welding
Heavy Duty Mechanics Work Readiness Skills

(Programming is subject to change.)

In each of these areas, the candidates are taught essential skills along with related safe work practices while participating in practical and theoretical labs. All classes are taught by TRU staff who hold Red Seal certification in the trade and have many years of industry experience. There is a limit of 16 participants per class.

The goal is to allow successful candidates the opportunity to further enrol into a trades foundation or apprenticeship program and/or become employed as a registered apprentice in British Columbia.

Course length

September 27, 2021- Dec 17, 2021

Application Deadline: September 3, 2021


Admission requirements

The Program may be right for you if you are:

  • Canadian Citizen, permanent resident or protected person (under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, S.C. 2001, c. 27) legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Living in British Columbia
  • Not a full-time student (not enrolled in a high school or post-secondary training)
  • Not actively participating in another provincially or federally funded labour market program

Application process

Once you have determined eligibility, email the following to witt@tru.ca 

  • A Recent Resume
  • One to two paragraphs describing why you would like to participate in the program.

Support available

Paid tuition, books, some tools, personal protective equipment, and bus pass or parking may be available.

Email your completed application package to witt@tru.ca ,

For more information call 778-471-8365.