Work Ready Indigenous Trades Experience [W.R.I.T.E.] is a 3-month multi-disciplinary trades program, providing participants with a blended learning environment of theory, safety certifications, and hands-on training.
The program consists of multiple Union and Non-Union trades organizations providing meaningful training that will allow participants to make an informed decision about a career path in the trades. Students will complete the majority of the training at OSTTC’s Multi-Trades building in Ohsweken, as well as travelling to various employer sites for workplace training. The various trades involved in the program include: Welding, Boilermakers, Electricians, Millwright, Automotive, Heavy Equipment, Insulators, Construction, and Plumbers/Steamfitters.
- High School Diploma
Be at least 18 years of age
- Mature Student
- Exemplary marks in Grade 12 Math & Science
Complete Academic Assessment
- Driver’s License
Major Topics include:
|Welding||Gas Metal Arc Welding|
|Stick Metal Arc Welding|
|Flux Core Arc Welding|
|Heavy Equipment Operators||Forklift|
|Skid Steer/Mini Excavator|
|Basic Residential Construction||Blueprint Reading|
|Workplace Health & Safety Training|
Hours and Duration
Hours and duration: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Some days may have longer hours depending on travel time and worksite requirements.
[In class instruction]