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Women in Skilled Trades and Information Technology Training

The Women in Skilled Trades and Information Technology Training program provides training for women in communities where skilled trades and IT workers are needed. It offers gender sensitive in-class and on-the-job training to women with low incomes who are unemployed or underemployed and helps them prepare for jobs. Training can take up to one year to complete.

The Skilled Trades stream offers pre-apprenticeship training in class and on the job for specific trades. It includes employability and workplace preparation to help women prepare for a predominately male work environment as well as to make them aware of employer expectations. Following graduation, women are qualified to enter a variety of highly skilled and high-demand skilled trade jobs and apprenticeships.

The Information Technology Training stream helps women get jobs, further training and certification in the IT sector. It offers training in-class and on the job, and includes employability and workplace preparation. As a result of this initiative, women are better prepared for higher paying employment in the information technology sector, and employers are able to choose from more skilled candidates.

Skilled Trades Training 2017/18

The Centre for Skills Development and Training

Enhanced General Carpentry

Training Location: Burlington



Raluca Lazar
Program Manager
Tel: (905) 333-3499 ext. 111
Email: LazarR@thecentre.on.ca
Website: www.thecentre.on.ca/skilledtrades/women-in-skilled-trades-wist/

Collège Boreal

Industrial Millwright/Machining

Training Locations: Sudbury and Timmins



Denis Brouillette
Trades and Apprenticeships

Tel: (705) 560-6673 ext. 3100
Email: denis.brouillette@borealc.on.ca  
Website: www.collegeboreal.ca/programs-courses/apprenticeship/  

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Enhanced General Carpentry

Training Location: Waterloo



Laura Scott
Liaison Officer
School of Trades and Apprenticeship

Tel: (519) 885-0300 ext. 5272
Email: ett4w@conestogac.on.ca
Website: www.conestogac.on.ca

Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor, Inc.

Mechanical Millwright

Training Location: Windsor



Rose Anguiano Hurst
Executive Director

Tel: 519-256-6621 ext. 222
Email: rose@westofwindsor.com
Website: www.westofwindsor.com

YWCA Toronto

Residential Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic & Gas Technician

Training Location: Toronto



Dolores Montavez-Ruz
Manager, Settlement & Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

Tel: (416) 964-3883 x 214
Email: DMontavez@ywcatoronto.org
Website: www.ywcatoronto.org

Information Technology Training 2017/18

Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Information Technology – Business Analysis

Training Location: Kitchener



Sheila McGlashan
Continuing Education and Corporate Training

Tel: (519) 748-5220 ext, 2399
Email: smcglashan@conestogac.on.ca
Website: www.conestogac.on.ca

YWCA Hamilton

Computer Repair and Maintenance

Training Location: Hamilton



Maisie Raymond-Brown
Director of Employment and Training Services

Tel: (905) 522-9922 x 151
Email: MRBrown@ywcahamilton.org
Website: www.ywcahamilton.org