Project Description

Narrative Summary

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, Electrical, Heavy Equipment Operator, Boilermaker, Insulators, Steamfitters & Plumbers, Construction, Millwright, Automotive, and Safety Training.

Admission Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Grade 12 Diploma or GED
  • Provide high school transcript
  • Complete Academic Assessment
  • Must be comfortable lifting heavy weight, manual labour, and working in all weather conditions
  • Driver’s License and reliable transportation
  • Exemplary marks in Grade 12 Math & Physics [Upgrading may be required]

*note some requirements listed above may be required for employment opportunities following the program only.

Course Outline

Major Topics include:

                         Welding Gas Metal Arc Welding
Stick Metal Arc Welding
Flux Core Arc Welding
Boilermakers Confined Space
                         Insulators Insulation (Pipe)
Heavy Equipment                        Operators Forklift
Skid Steer/Mini Excavator
Basic Residential Construction Blueprint Reading
Measurement Math
Construction Tools
Surveying/Building Layout
Construction Safety
Workplace Health & Safety Training
Plumbers/Steamfitters Pipe Threading

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]