What is Power of Trades?
Power of Trades is a pre-employment bridge-training program designed to help internationally-trained tradespeople and immigrants access jobs and pathways to Ontario certification in skilled trades. All services are offered free of charge.
The training includes:
- Orientation to skilled trades and apprenticeship
- Individualized job search support
- Work placement opportunities
- Access to in-demand certification (WHMIS, Service Excellence, etc.)
- Work towards earning your Ontario Secondary School Diploma
What are the skilled trades?
Skilled trades are jobs which are very “hands-on”. There can be great opportunities for career advancement, high salary and self-employment. There are 4 sectors of trades, each with diverse career opportunities: construction, motive power, industrial, and service. Click here to see a complete list of apprenticeable trades that qualify. For more information about skilled trades, visit the website of the Ontario College of Trades.
Applications are now available for the Winter 2014 session!
Applications can be downloaded here. Please sign and complete the application form and return it by fax, email or in person, no later than January 10, 2014, to:
Power of Trades
180 Argyle Ave. 4th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1B7
YMCA-YWCA staff will contact you to book an interview and language assessment within one to two days of receiving your application.
Click to see our brochure!
Click here to see a list of frequently asked questions.
Power of Trades is funded in partnership with:
|Locations offering this program|
|Employment, Enterprise and Newcomer Services|
|Taggart Family Y|