Short Term Programs
Women in Trades (WIT)
Women are in trades. Whether they are electricians, welders, mine technicians, power engineers, or in other areas in the trade industry, they all needed to get started somewhere. Often times this was done by trial and error, let’s change that together.
This type of work is best suited for people who like to work with their hands, enjoy working outdoors, and working as a member of a construction team.
This program is designed to prepare women in the for employment in the Industrial Trades. The training will focus on engaging the students with hands-on project work, providing entry level skills required for employment in the Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Trade, and other Trades such as: Welder, Steamfitter/Pipefitter and associated trades and technologies.
One of the following: Grade 10 with Math, ABE 10, GED
21-years-of-age or older
Any applicant under special admission is subject to a CAAT Assessment
Must have good communication and interpersonal skills, good mechanical interest and aptitude, an interest in working outdoors and in remote areas, and be physically fit.
Preference will be given to those who have a valid class 5 driver’s license,
Must have good eyesight, hearing, manual dexterity and physical agility, be able to work at heights and in confined spaces, and lifting of heavy materials.
Industrial Mechanics may work with heavy equipment and around moving machinery.
Applicants may be required to pass a medical prior to employment. Many employers require drug testing.
Over a sixteen (16) week period students enrolled in this program expect to attend 30 hours/week of classes.
40% in class
60% hands on training
Additional at home independent learning is not needed but can help with your education.
Tuition and Fees
Dependent on location.
Students can expect to pay little to no fees depending on location and circumstances involved in training. (sponsors, LFD)
WIIT 100 – Work Readiness
WIIT 110 -Communications
WIIT 120 – Career Opportunities in the Resource Sector
WIIT 130 – Math Basics for Industry
WIIT 200 – Introduction to Welding/Cutting
WIIT 210 – Introduction to Industrial Mechanics
WIIT 220 – Job Site Safety
WIIT 230 – Job Placement
Students must pass all courses.
A Pass/Fail grading system will be used in evaluating the skills learned.
You must attend class regularly and maintain 90% attendance throughout the program to meet graduation requirements.
Instructors, program coordinators will help students identify the necessary steps for apprenticeship when a student has chosen a field in industry.
For more information about designated trades, click here.
Graduates will be prepared for entry level employment in the trades and technologies common to the resources and industrial sectors. Areas of potential employment include mining, processing, surveying, oil and mineral exploration and extraction, industrial manufacturing, maintenance, and support services.
Almost all of these employment Opportunities are in Heavy Industry. Candidates must be prepared to move to where the work is.
SIIT is currently not legislated to accept International Students. You must be a Canadian resident to apply.
English Language Benchmark
To be admitted into this program you must be able to understand and communicate in English (Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment of six – CLB6).
Strong preference is given to those who are status First Nation but programs are open to anyone.
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