Women Exploring Trades

Women in Trades Training Exploratory Program

Women in Trades TRU is hosting a thirteen week exploratory program on the Kamloops campus which will include hands-on projects, many tickets used in the trades field and more. 

This course is fully-funded and the cost of tuition, tickets, Personal Protective Equipment, Tools, Parking and daycare top off are provided.

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

 

Carpentry Piping
Electrical Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
Mechanics Welding
Millwrighting 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

March 13 - June 16, 2023

Next Intake: March 2023

Applications Acceptance Period:

OPEN

November 15th - December 2nd, 2022

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.