Journeywoman Start

Journeywoman Start is an introductory construction trades program that prepares you with the basic hands-on skills, safety certifications, and experience to begin a career in the construction trades.

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Program Length
17 weeks
Currently Offered In
  • Edmonton
  • Fort McMurray


Journeywoman Start (JWS) is a hands-on training program that introduces students to a variety of different construction trades:

  • welding
  • carpentry
  • electrical
  • plumbing
  • mechanics (Fort McMurray)
  • millwright (Fort McMurray)

The program is designed to help students prepare for and succeed as an entry level construction trades apprentice worker.

Specific trades training will be dependent on individual intakes and locations.

Courses and Skills

  • Basic safety certifications and first aid training
  • Hands-on skills training in workshops for various trades
  • Workplace culture and financial literacy
  • Academics (math & science) to prepare for Apprenticeship Industry Training entrance exam
  • Interview & resume workshops to support employment
  • Ongoing mentorship and support through alumni advisors

Admission Requirements

What you need to apply:

  • Must be an Alberta resident
  • A class 5 drivers’ license (recommended)

Applicants will also need to complete a variety of steps as part of their application.

Program Cost

  • Tuition for this program is sponsored by the Government of Alberta
  • Additional funding and awards may be available to support living expenses while in the program.

Employment Opportunities

Upon completion, graduates will be interviewed with WBF Employment Partners for potential employment in an entry level construction role.

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