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 jbrown3@cotr.bc.ca

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