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The Trade Winds to Success Training Society

Training Alberta's Indigenous People for Success in the 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), Ironworker, Plumber, Steamfitter-Pipefitter and Welder trades. More than 200 of these clients have gone on to achieve journeyman status and many more are working their way through apprenticeship toward their journeyman ticket. The program has expanded over the years, adding a Community Workforce Development component in 2016 that brings training directly to the Indigenous communities of Alberta. Today, Trade Winds has a goal of training 260 clients annually, which will continue to bring many more trained Indigenous people into the Alberta workforce.

Available to all Indigenous Albertans, conducted in Edmonton and Calgary


Where our clients experience building a tiny home from start to finish.

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Where our graduates meet employers, develop resumes and cover letters, and gain the skills to be successful in the work force.


Learn More About the Trade Winds Program

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