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, Boilermakers, Electricians, Millwright, Automotive, Heavy Equipment, Insulators, Construction, and Plumbers/Steamfitters.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Mature Student
  • Exemplary marks in Grade 12 Math & Science
  • Complete Academic Assessment
  • Transcript
  • Driver’s License

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]