College of the Rockies offering Women in Trades Sampler program

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College of the Rockies' tuition-free Women in Trades Sampler will run from April 4 to June 24.

The 12-week tuition-free program will allow females to gain experience in six different trades

College of the Rockies will once again be offering a tuition-free Women in Trades Sampler program. From April 4 to June 24, participants will explore the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright), Electrician, Carpenter, Piping, Welder, and Automotive trades.

“Skilled tradespeople are in high demand which makes it the perfect time for women to consider a career in this rewarding industry,” said Joy Brown, College of the Rockies Trades Department Head. “Participants will take part in hands-on learning in our trades shops which will help them develop a better understanding of each trade and to get a sense whether a career in a particular trade is the right choice for them.”

In addition to the introduction to the six trades, women enrolled in the program will have the opportunity to complete workforce certificates, including Occupational First Aid Level 1, WHMIS, Fall Protection, and Forklift Training. Students will also be introduced to Occupational Health and Safety standards, WorkSafe BC, and the BC apprenticeship system. Worksite visits and guest speakers will round out the program.

Applications for the 16 available seats are now being accepted. Contact Joy Brown at jbrown3@cotr.bc.ca

Learn more about the Women in Trades Sampler program.