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Trade Winds – Helping First Nations, Metis, and Inuit People Gain Meaningful Careers in Trades Occupations

We assist First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Peoples to make informed career choices by providing academic and pre-apprenticeship training and follow-up support

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 First Nation, Metis, and Inuit people an opportunity to receive pre-apprenticeship training and shop experience in construction trades.

The Tradewinds To Success Project recruits First Nation, Metis and Inuit 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 educational facilities to understand what is involved in each of these trades and to make an informed career decision.



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