About Trade Winds

Trade Winds to Success Training Society began in 2005 as a partnership between Union Training Trust Funds and the Indigenous community, with the goal of increasing the number of Indigenous people training and apprenticing in construction trades.

Since 2005, more than 2,300 Trade Winds clients have participated in pre-apprenticeship training in the Boilermaker, Carpenter, Construction Craft Worker, Electrician, Industrial Mechanic (Millwright), Insulator, Ironworker, Plumber, Steamfitter-Pipefitter and Welder trades.

Trade Winds Programs

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Available in Edmonton and Calgary

Our Urban Programming covers everything you need to get started in the trades. From academic review to hands on training.

Click below for current program schedules and more

Available to Your Community

We can bring our program to you. Let us help prepare your members for success in the trades, at home.

Click below to discover how the Community Workforce Development program is right for you and your community

For Trade Winds Graduates

Graduates are provided with the resources needed to find and maintain trades employment.

Graduates should click below for assistance in finding employment, sprucing up their resume, or to register for the next session.

“Trade Winds supplies prepared workers with the
right attitude. They have the right attitude from day 1.”

— Dave Rosewarn Branch Manager Calgary, Harris Rebar



Toll-Free: (877) 362-4771


16028 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5V 1C6

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