Industry/Trades Access Certificate Program
The Industry & Trades Access program gives hands-on, practical exposure to industrial and construction trades within a 8-week pre-employment program.
Participants are introduced to electrical, millwright, welding, pipefitting, and automotive trades with qualified and experienced instructors. Experiencing each trade will assist in determining goals and apprenticeship direction, and provide participants with valuable skills required to work within industry as a trades-helper.
Program enhancement includes a series of safety related courses including Occupational First Aid Level 1 (OFA-1), Fall Protection, Lockout, Rigging, Confined Space, WHMIS, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Situational Awareness, Forklift Operator and Aerial Platform. Certificates are issued for the successful completion of each individual course.
Skills in communicating, project budgeting, resume writing, and interview processes will also be explored. Industry and Trades Authority essential skills program is linked into our PLATO online, computer based training and tracking system. This system supports the students as they enhance and upgrade essential skills such as reading, math and document use to enhance their potential as a candidate for apprenticeships.
Program’s objectives are to assist participants in determining goals, decisions on a trade career path and apprenticeship direction, and provide participants with valuable skills required to work within industry as a trades-helper.
Jennifer Lewis, Kitimat Valley Institute
1352 Alexander Avenue Kitimat, BC V8C 1A2