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School of Trades and Technology

Women in Trades Training

Get ahead with trades training

Kick start your career in the trade that is right for you. Funding for the Women in Trades Training initiative (WITT) is provided through the Canada–British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement.

WITT is open to women of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels who are looking for a career within the trades.

Camosun, through our Women in Trades Training office, offers two different sponsorship avenues:

NEW! Camosun Empowering Women in Trades Bursaries

Are you a female student pursuing a Red Seal Trades program experiencing financial need? Learn more.

Trade Skills Foundation Programs

Effective date: September 2018

This 12-week program trains individuals for employment as entry level trades helpers and skilled labourers in a number of trades careers in the construction industry. The program teaches foundation skills required to successfully learn on the job and provides opportunities for bridging into other foundation or apprenticeship programs.

Program Schedule

Note: Days/times/location are subject to change with adequate notice

Start date
TBA
Length
12-weeks of hands on training, safety training, upgrading and job readiness.
Location
Camosun College, Interurban Campus
Credential
Certificate in Trades Skills Foundation (CORE), Construction

Limited seats available.

Effective date: September 2018

This 12-week program trains individuals for employment as entry level trades helpers and skilled labourers in a number of trades careers in the marine industry. The program teaches foundation skills required to successfully learn on the job and provides opportunities for bridging into other foundation or apprenticeship programs.

Program Schedule

Note: Days/times/location are subject to change with adequate notice

Start date
TBA
Length
12 weeks of hands on training, safety training, upgrading and job readiness.
Location
Camosun College, Interurban Campus
Credential
Certificate in Trades Skills Foundation (CORE), Marine
More info
Download the program poster PDF

Limited seats available.

How to apply

Step 1

Determine your eligibility, found in funding requirements below.

Step 2

Send a one-page letter of intention to include:

  • Your eligibility as per the funding requirements
  • Description of why you are interested in the program, and what your future career goals are
  • Description of your past work, and educational experiences
  • Include phone and email contact information
  • Indicate which program and start date you are interested in

Step 3

Send your completed letter and a copy of your resume to: roes@camosun.ca

Once your eligibility is confirmed, the Coordinator will be in touch via email to arrange an appointment.


Foundation Training

Camosun Women in Trades Training offers sponsorship for eligible and selected women in their pursuit of becoming a tradesperson by supporting Foundation training at the college.

To apply for WITT sponsorship for Foundation programming at Camosun College, applicants must have the prerequisites for that particular program. Check the Admission Requirements tab for any of Camosun's Trades Foundation program (pre-apprentice programs) and their respective prerequisites.

Women in Trades Training Foundation sponsorships may include: Full tuition, textbooks, and personal protective equipment (PPE) where applicable.

How to apply

Step 1

Apply to a Trades Foundation program at Camosun College.

Camosun offers apprenticeship training for 20 distinct trades, including 12 trades with the Interprovincial Red Seal Endorsement.

Step 2

Once you are qualified for the Foundation and have received notification from Camosun registration, send a one-page letter to the women in trades department which includes:

  • Your eligibility as per the funding requirements
  • Description of why you are interested in the applicable foundation program, and what your future career goals are
  • Description of your past work and educational experiences
  • Include phone and email contact information

Step 3

Send your completed letter and a copy of your resume to: roes@camosun.ca

Once your eligibility is confirmed, the Coordinator will be in touch via email to arrange an appointment to discuss sponsorship options.


Funding Requirements

WITT might be right for you if you are a woman who is:

  • Unemployed; or
  • Employed women who are working equal to or less than 20 hours per week and actively seeking full-time employment. Individuals who are working for no wage (i.e. volunteering) are not considered employed.

Questions?

If you are unsure if you are eligible, or would like further information on Camosun's options for Women in Trades, please contact us:

Contact Information

For information on trades programs please contact our office:

Contact
Sarah-Jayne Roe, Coordinator
Phone
250-370-4030
Email
roes@camosun.ca
In person
Please call for an appointment

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