WBF Program Overview

Change your life by pursuing a rewarding career in the construction, mining and oil and gas industries. We offer two streams of programs, 12 to 17 week programs and 3 to 6 week programs.   

Click on your program to see the description and download the application form.

Once complete, email your application form to application@womenbuildingfutures.com

If you are applying for funding for your Tuition and Living Expenses you will need to come to an Information Session and a Career Decision Making Workshop.

Click to sign up

Applicants who are  applying to our programs and have English as a second language, will need to meet the ESL requirements laid out in the Canadian Language Benchmarks Placements Test. To qualify, you will need to attain a level of 6. You can view the requirements here 

Please Note: Acceptable file formats are PDF or WORD files emailed as attachments to application@womenbuildingfutures.com. We also accept faxed documents at 780-452-1279, or by mail or delivery at 10326 107 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 1K2. All other formats and online links will be disqualified. Thank you for your cooperation.

Do you have questions about our programs, application or funding?  Click here to read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Pre-Apprenticeship Programs

  • Journeywoman Start (JWS)

  • Spots are limited so please apply early. Allow 6 to 8 weeks prior to your desired start date to allow for your Assessment and Funding application to be completed.

    • JWS 70: March 7,  2016 - July 10, 2016
      Apply now, application deadline has been extended. 

    • JWS 71: May. 30,  2016 - September 23, 2016
      Apply before: April 4, 2016

         Apply before: February 12, 2016



Driver/Operator Training Programs

        
Upcoming WBF Courses

  • Career Basics - 1 day
    • January 14, 2016
    • February 17, 2016
    • March 29, 2016
  • Application Solutions - 2 day
    • January 21-22, 2016
    • February 18-19, 2016
    • March 30-31, 2016
  • Math Boot Camp - 40 hours over 2 weeks 
    • July 29 - August 12, 2016
    • October 7-21, 2016
  • WBF Workplace Culture - 2 day
    • February 18-19, 2016
    • May 5-6, 2016
    • September 20-21, 2016
    • November 24-25, 2016
  • Math Refresher - 1 day
    • February 26, 2016
    • May 19, 2016
    • June 24, 2016
    • September 16, 2016
  • Academic Readiness - 4 weeks
    • February 29 - March 24, 2016
    • May 2-27, 2016
    • September 6-30, 2016
    • November 7 - December 2, 2016
All programs include:
  • Hands-on skill training and theory
  • A realistic understanding of ‘non-traditional’ workplace culture
  • Safety certificates
  • Academic upgrading
  • Job and/or apprenticeship placement support
  • Job retention support