Women in Trades Training
Interested in pursuing a career in the Trades? Let’s get you started!
Women in Trades Sampler Program
Next program intake: April 2 – June 21, 2024
If you are interested in a career in the skilled trades – but aren’t certain which one is right for you, the tuition-free Women in Trades Sampler is a great place to start.
Throughout our full-time, 12- week program, you can explore six different trades to find the one that you’re best suited for! Learn more about:
Through hands-on training in our trades shops, discover what it is like to work in an industrial shop setting. This program will also introduce you to Occupational Health and Safety standards, WorkSafe BC, and the BC apprentice system and you’ll learn from those working in a variety of trades through worksite visits and guest speakers.
Earn valuable workforce certifications such as:
- Occupational First Aid Level 1
- Fall Protection
- Forklift Training
The program also focuses on Occupational Health and Safety standards, Work Safe BC, and the apprenticeship system in BC. There will be worksite visits and guest speakers from a variety of trades to give you an opportunity to learn first-hand about the roles of a variety of trade workers.
Interested in applying? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Week 1: Program Orientation, Mentorship Presentation, WHMIS, OFA Level 1, Electrician
Week 2: Electrician
Week 3: Millwright
Week 4: Millwright
Week 5: Carpenter
Week 6: Carpenter
Week 7: Piping Trades
Week 8: Piping Trades
Week 9: Welder
Week 10: Welder
Week 11: Automotive
Week 12: Automotive Final Week, Career Preparation, Closing Event
Students must provide their own:
- Steel-toed leather work boots
- Safety glasses
Equipment provided by College of the Rockies:
- Welder Program – Personal Protective Equipment
- Electrician Program – Tool Belt
Evaluation and Assessment
Your grade will reflect your participation and attitude in all activities throughout the program. You will be responsible for researching a variety of trades in order to be able to describe them and to list some possible career opportunities for each. You will be expected to successfully complete all workforce certificates and pass all the safety quizzes with 70% or higher. Your instructors will also evaluate you on safe work practices in the shops and each project you work on will be marked based on planning, measuring, layout, tool selection, construction, and assembly based on safe practices and procedures.
|Assignments||% of Total Grade|
(Attendance, Participation, Preparedness, Time Management)
|Portfolio / Journal / Interviews and Certificates||20%|
|Safety Quizzes and Safe Work Practices||20%|
|Projects – Trade Specific||20%|
- Students are expected to follow all WorkSafe BC regulations
- Safety-toed footwear is always mandatory when in a trades shop
- Students must own, use, and maintain proper eye safety wear and work clothes (coveralls)