Women of Steel™: Forging Forward

A 15-week pre-employment program that will prepare you with hands-on skills to enter the construction and maintenance industry to become an apprentice welder.

Overview

Program Length
15 weeks
Currently Offered In
Edmonton

Description

This 15-week pre-employment program will prepare students with hands-on skills to enter the construction and maintenance industry to become an apprentice welder.

During the program, students will complete several basic safety certifications and best practices for working in industry. Then students will move into 12 weeks of hands on skills and theory training in welding at NAIT. After training completion, successful graduates will have the opportunity to write their prior learning assessment for 1st year welding and interview with employers for potential apprenticeship opportunities in industry.

Courses and Skills

  • Basic Safety Certifications (Standard First Aid & CPR; Confined Space; H2S; Common Safety Orientation; CSTS; WHMIS)
  • WBF Best Practices
  • NAIT 1st year welding curriculum
  • Interview & resume workshops to support employment
  • Ongoing mentorship and support through alumni advisors

 

Admission Requirements

What you need to apply:  

  • Class 5 Drivers License required
  • Successful completion of drug & alcohol assessment
  • English 10-2 and Math 10-3 
    or
    a pass mark in all five Canadian GED tests
    or
    successful pass of the Alberta AIT exam

 

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

Program Cost

  • Women of Steel™: Forging Forward project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Adult Learning Literacy and Essential Skills – Women Employment Readiness Program.
  • 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.

Upcoming Cohorts