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School of Trades and Technology

Women in Trades

Get ahead with trades training

Whether you're new to the trades, or are looking to upgrade your skills and move forward in your career, Camosun has a number of opportunities to help support women in the skilled trades.

Skilled trades people are in demand—which means jobs and opportunities for women with trades training, skills and certification.

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Sarah-Jayne Roe, Women in Trades Coordinator
250-370-4030 | email
Jayna Wiewiorowski, Empowering Women in Trades Coordinator
250-370-3827 | email
Karen McNeill, Career & Retention Coordinator
250-370-3821 | email

Interested in the trades, but don’t know where to start?


Trade Skills Foundation for Women

An introduction to construction and marine trades.
Free training program for eligible participants through the Women in Trades Training initiative.

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Chosen a trade and already have the program pre-requisites?


Pre-apprentice & foundation training

If you have already chosen a trade and have the program pre-requisites, start your pre-apprentice training.

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

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Pursuing a Red Seal trade or looking to upgrade your skills?


Work towards your Red Seal

If you are already working in a Red Seal trade program, or have completed a Foundation program, you can continue your training at Camosun.

If you're working as an apprentice and registered with the Industry Training Authority (ITA), you'll come to Camosun for six to 10 weeks each year for your required technical training.

If you're a woman pursuing a Red Seal Trades program at Camosun College, you may be eligible for support to assist with your educational costs, on-site costs and living costs through the Camosun Empowering Women in Trades initiative.

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Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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