Industrial Try A Trade Pre-apprenticeship

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This funded program is tuition-free. The first step in the application process is to attend an information session where you'll receive details about the program and next steps.

Information sessions are held online, using Zoom, or in person at the Cambridge - Reuter Drive campus.

Online information sessions

  • Thursday, April 25, 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 1, 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 14, 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 30, 6 p.m.

In-person information sessions

  • Wednesday, May 8, 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 22, 5 p.m.

To attend an information session, please complete the registration form.

​To apply to this program, or if you have any questions, please email

Program description

There are many opportunities for everyone interested in the skilled trades, but knowing where to start can be challenging. The skilled trades offer fulfilling careers where you can be in demand, be well paid, and enjoy challenging and engaging work. Our economy heavily relies on skilled tradespeople, who play key roles in manufacturing everything, ranging from your morning coffee cup to the car seat you sit on, to the satellites that transmit data to your phone.

This unique and fully funded pre-apprenticeship program provides an opportunity for you to gain hands-on skills and theoretical knowledge in various trades critical to this sector: electrical, welding, millwright, and machining. Additionally, the program offers a chance to strengthen your math and communication skills, so you are prepared for employment or entry into other post-secondary, trade-related programs.

Join us to explore these trades and find a career you will love!

Program details

Code: 1653
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 terms
Start: July
Campus: Cambridge - Reuter Drive
Credential: Certificate

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