PATHWAY TO TRADES – FREE TRAINING!
PREPARING YOUNG ADULTS FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE ELECTRICAL AND CARPENTRY TRADES
Have you considered working in the construction or electrical trade industries but aren’t sure how to get started? Are you between the ages of 16-29?
If you answered yes, Pathway to Trades (PTT) is an exciting new opportunity happening this summer in Parksville that may be just what you are looking for!
Participants in Pathways to Trades will gain valuable knowledge, skills and experience by attending classroom sessions over eight weeks and receive soft skills, pre-employment skills, and short term occupational skills training. PTT has partnered with Vancouver Island University to deliver trades exploration and foundational learning in the construction and electrical trades right here in Parksville. This component also includes hands on learning projects to put your new knowledge into practice and develop your skills.
After the eight weeks of in class learning has concluded, participants will have a 4 week paid work experience placement with a local construction company. This company will be working in partnership with the Career Centre, so participants will have ongoing support from not only their employer, but Career Centre staff as well. This will ensure that participants are confident in their new knowledge and skills to work in entry level trades positions!
Additional benefits of participating in this FREE program include the small cohort learning group, gaining employer contacts, learning to network and hands on learning and work experience. There is also a weekly stipend provided to participants in the 8 week classroom portion.
To find out if you are eligible, learn more about the program and dates of upcoming Information Sessions, please click here or give us a call at 250.248.3205.