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The Energy sector in Ontario is looking for Indigenous women to work in the trades! The program is an eight month training program and eight week work placement in the pre-trades for the Energy industry for Ontario Métis, First Nations and Inuit women.

It is a pre-trades training at the Georgian College Campus in Midland or Owen Sound in one of the following:

Electrical Techniques: This program provides students with the theoretical and practical training to perform most basic electrical techniques. At the completion of the program, students are ready to apply for work as an Electrician’s helper or apprentice, or they may choose to continue their education and apply for an Electrical Engineering Technician or Technologist post-secondary program. Graduates choosing to continue their education will find additional opportunities in power generation and transmission, alternate energy, green technologies and automation sectors. Click here for the details

Welding Techniques: Students are provided with the theoretical and practical training to perform most basic welding techniques. At the completion of the program, students are eligible to test for welding tickets based on their level of expertise. It is expected that most of the graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce as a Welder following the successful completion of this program. Click here for details.

Industrial Maintenance Techniques (Midland campus only): Industrial maintenance technicians repair and perform preventative maintenance on assembly systems. Industrial maintenance technology is an engineering discipline, and industrial maintenance technicians should be familiar with electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems as well as computers. Click here for details.

Please look into specific application requirements for the courses for example a high school diploma is necessary to be admitted into the program.

Following the in-class training the participants will proceed into a paid work placement with the project partners in the energy industry such as Bruce Power and Ontario Power Generation. The work placements will provide the needed work experience to continue on into the skilled trades and employment.

This great opportunity includes:

  • Career counselling and resume support from Metis Nation of Ontario and Partners available
  • Expenses eligible for coverage include: tuition; books and supplies; safety equipment; living allowances; dependent care and travel
  • Housing for clients from out of town will be available upon request
  • Training is open to Métis, First Nations and Inuit people with a focus on women
  • Training start date on September 1, 2017 and work placements start May 1, 2018.

Only 18 spots available!

To apply contact MNO Education and Training staff; click here for a list of offices.

Posted: August 3, 2017