Trade Winds – Training Indigenous People to Work in the Trades
Trade Winds To Success was established in 2005 by the Joint Training Trust Fund and partnered with Indigenous community organizations and government funding agencies to provide Indigenous people an opportunity to receive pre-apprenticeship training and shop experience in construction trades.
The Tradewinds To Success Project recruits Indigenous people residing in Alberta who have an interest in pursuing training in the following trades:
Boilermaker, Carpenter, Electrician, Ironworker, Millwright, Plumber, Steam/Pipefitter, Welder and Insulator.
This sixteen week program begins with a two week Trade Orientation. This involves career decision making, testing, employment preparations, job maintenance and tours. Participants visit training sites, shops and local education facilities to understand what is involved in each of these trades and to make an informed career decision.