Why choose the trades?

program why choose the trades

Trades careers have a lot going for the skilled men and women who work in them, for example

  • Trades work is challenging. The work is interesting and you acquire skills you can use across Canada
  • A trades certificate can lead to jobs in sales, management, teaching opportunities and owning your own business
  • Pay rates are good
  • As our aging workforce retires there will be an increase in demand for skilled tradespeople. Employers need people with the right skills!

What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is the training to become a licensed trades person. It consists of on-the-job training and classroom instruction while under legal agreement.

The benefits of apprenticeship are:

  • Earn a SALARY while LEARNING 
  • Get work experience
  • Get theory instruction
  • Low student debt
  • Get Employment Insurance (EI) income while in school
  • With a Red Seal you can work in other provinces

What is required to be successful in the trades?

  • Good English and math skills
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Physically fit

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