If you are looking for training opportunities please click on the links below and read more to find a program that fits your needs.
The E.L.A.T.E program helps to increase the employment potential for youth who aren’t entering college or university programs. This addresses a need among local manufacturers for entry-level process operators.
Offered are two training programs, the Pre-Apprenticeship Welding Program and the Asbestos Abatement Worker Training Program & Work Opportunities.
In Phase I, eight weeks are spent giving the youth employable skills – janitorial, culinary, administration. There is also a ‘life skills’ component where youth participate in groups such as: budgeting, anger management, social skills and health & nutrition. In Phase II, placements take place that help start their career and/or give them full-time employment when the eight-week phase is over. Up to minimum wage is sponsored by the Government of Canada and the youth are given a bonus once they’ve completed this phase.
Ready To Work is an intensive 12 week construction trades program that includes job-site experience and support for at-risk and marginalized youth aged 15-30.
Looking for a great way to get into the trades? Consider a pre-apprenticeship in the thriving sector of Truck & Coach Technician. No experience is necessary. You’ll receive employment readiness workshops, Level 1 training at Mohawk College, and a paid work placement.