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Georgian’s Muskoka Campus offers a free construction trades pre-apprenticeship program

Posted: 2021-07-22 11:23:52 By: thebay

Georgian College announced that they will be offering a free pre-apprenticeship programs at the Muskoka Campus for those looking to gain skills for entry into the construction trades.

The campus is offering one stream this fall to help address demand for workers in the skilled trades, which are a significant job creator in the region. This latest offering includes a Carpentry, Electrical and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning pre-apprenticeship starting Sept. 13.

The programs will be offered through a combination of remote and in-person learning. In addition to hands-on learning, the college says students will receive first aid, WHMIS and working at heights training, and such soft skills as communication, teamwork and personal management.

The training will help students connect to a robust job market and meet entrance requirements for the construction trades. Job search skills, job and trade readiness planning, and a paid 12-week work placement are also included.

The deadline to submit applications for the program is Sept. 1.