Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

Women Building Futures Society


Description
Offers programs that prepare women for entry-level work in the construction industry or trade apprenticeships.

Service provides:

  • programs that prepare women for entry-level work in the construction industry or trade apprenticeships

Includes:

  • Journeywoman Start (JWS) - a 17 week program to help women prepare for construction and oil and gas jobs, with 2 weeks of worksite safety certification, 8 weeks of hands-on skill training, 2 weeks of workplace culture awareness, 4 weeks of academics (trades math, science, and English), 2 weeks of work experience, an opportunity to write the Level B Trade Entrance Exam, and job search and apprenticeship retention support
  • Construction Bootcamp - a 4 week, tuition - paid program to prepare women to succeed as an entry-level worker in the construction industry.
  • Heavy Equipment Technician - a 4 week tuition-paid program to prepare women to begin their careers as a Heavy Equipment Technician (HET)
  • Syncrude Heavy Equipment Operator - a 2 week tuition-paid program to prepare women to begin their careers as a heavy equipment operator
  • Vestas Wind Turbine Technician Readiness - a 4 week tuition-paid program to prepare women to begin a career working in the renewable energy sector as an entry-level wind turbine technician
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to women:
  • 18 years and older
  • who are physically fit
  • Alberta resident 
There may be program-specific entrance requirements. Additional information available at weekly information sessions and / or webinars.
Application Process
Service Access: Application Required, To access service:
  • visit website for application form
  • visit free weekly information sessions and / or webinars for more information
  • contact a Student Recruitment Advisor for help with filling out forms

Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: Yes,

Wait times may be extensive. Call for more information.


Toll Free
1-866-452-1201
Telephone
780-452-1200
Fax
780-452-1279
Web Site
http://www.womenbuildingfutures.com
Email
application@womenbuildingfutures.com
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: Yes,

Contact for details.




Fee Reduction: Yes,

Funding may include government grants for low income individuals and Employer Sponsored Tuition depending on program.




Membership Fee: No


Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: N/A -
Topic(s)
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
April 28, 2022
Address
10326 107 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5J 1K2
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Tue
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Wed
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Thu
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Fri
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM

Program hours vary.