Foundations for Trades: Gain the in-demand skills for some of the hottest jobs around right now

Want to develop the skills you need for a well-paying job in the red-hot construction sector, gain real-world experience, and earn a college certificate all at the same time?

We're actively recruiting participants who are between 18 and 29 years of age for the Foundations for Trades program right now.

In partnership with the Ontario government's Skills Development Fund and Conestoga College, we're launching a new program to help job seekers kick start their careers in the construction industry.

The Foundations for Trades program will provide participants with five weeks of hands-on training in carpentry, plumbing, and electrical, plus a four-week on-the-job placement with a local employer in the construction sector.  

This program will train six cohorts of 15 people over a one-year period, setting up 90 local candidates for well-paying, good jobs in the red-hot construction sector and helping to ease the labour shortage conditions currently facing the skilled trades. Graduates will receive a Construction Foundations Certificate from Conestoga College.

The program is open to people who are between 18 and 29 years of age who are currently unemployed or working less than 20 hours per week.

This is an Employment Ontario project and is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario through the Skills Development Fund, a more than $200 million initiative that supports innovative programs that connect job seekers with the skills and training they need to find well-paying careers close to home.

Interested in launching a lucrative career in the skilled trades? Reach out to Erin Jones at the Brant Employment Centre – ejones@st-leonards.com or 519-756-7665 to get started.