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.

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)

  • There will be four JWS classes in 2015. 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 66: February 23 - June 19, 2015
      Still accepting applicants
    • JWS 67: May 25 - September 18, 2015
      Apply before: March 16, 2015
    • JWS 68: Sept. 28, 2015 - Feb. 5, 2016
      Apply before: July 17, 2015
    • JWS 69: Nov. 30, 2015 - April 8, 2016
      Apply before: September 28, 2015

  • Electrical Basics   
    • Two classes: Spring and Summer 2015

  • Welding Basics
    • Two classes: Spring and Summer 2015

 Driver/Operator Training Programs

  • NEW FOR 2015! Class 3 Driver Training Program
    • March 30, 2015 - April 24, 2015
      Apply before: February 13, 2015

  • NEW CLASS ANNOUNCED FOR 2015! Suncor Heavy Equipment Operator
    • Postponed. Suncor is currently re-evaluating their training schedule for this program. Please check back often for new program dates.

  • WBF/Imperial Haul Truck Operator Program
    • Starts February 23, 2015 - April 17, 2015
      We are no longer accepting applications to this program.
      The deadline for applications for this program was November 30, 2014.
      Check back often as we are always adding new programs.  Sign-up here for Send Me Updates and you will always be the first to know.

  • WBF/Alberta Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association (ARHCA) Heavy Equipment Operator Program   
    • March 31, 2014 - June 6, 2014
      We are no longer accepting applications to this program.
      The deadline for applications for this program was February 7, 2014.
      Check back often as we are always adding new programs.Sign-up here for Send Me Updates and you will always be the first to know.
  • Individual Courses

    • Math Boot Camp - 40 Hours over 2 Weeks
      • Start Date: January 12, 2015
        Apply before: January 5, 2015

    • Safety Certification   
      • Next dates TBA

    Workshops

    • Workplace Culture Awareness Workshop   
      • Start Date: January 17, 2015
        Location: NAIT (Edmonton)
      • Start Date: January 31, 2015
        Location: SAIT (Calgary)
      • Start Date: March 21, 2015
        Location: SAIT (Calgary)
       

    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