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.
SISTER is a free employment program for those who identify as female or non-binary between the ages of 15 and 30. The program consists of four weeks of in-class paid training and twelve weeks of paid placement with the goal of enhancing employability and life skills to make successful transitions into the labour market.
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.