Apprenticeships and Trades
EDSS Students interested in a career in the trades would benefit by taking a Coop in Gr. 12 or 5th year. To make the most of a coop experience, it is highly recommended that students take all the tech courses possible in their area of interest BEFORE going out to a coop placement. Employers expect potential apprentices to have studied the theory related to their specific trade area and have some hands-on experience in the classroom. Both employers and students benefit because the employers have a coop student who has the basic knowledge to complete tasks in the workplace, and the students gain actual experience by doing as much as they are capable rather than just watching others do the work.
Coop Employers are looking for students who:
– are willing to learn
– have an enthusiastic attitude
– are able to complete tasks without constant supervision
– have an exemplary attendance record
– work well within a team setting
- Conestoga College – Women in Skilled Trades Pre-Apprentice Carpentry
- Canadian Construction Women
- Women in Skilled Trades
General Trades Information
Financial Help for Trades – Tool Loans, Grants, Completion Bonus
http://www.apprenticesearch.com/resources/page?pageid=451 Go to this link to find information regarding the number of job seekers already in specific trades. This might help you decide which trade to pursue.