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Electrical Basics

Our next program is October 23 to November 20, 2015


This immersion program prepares women for entry-level employment in the electrical industry with the goal to become an apprentice electrician.*

Demand is high and employers are lined up and ready to hire WBF grads.

To apply to the program, fill out an application form:

If you want to type your application use

Electrical Basics - Pre-Apprenticeship Training Application Form in Word

If you want to hand write your application use

Electrical Basics - Pre-Apprenticeship Training Application Form in PDF

Click here to view our Resource and Referral guide!                        

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.

If you are applying for funding for your tuition and living expenses you must attend an Information Session and Career Decision Making Workshop.


The program includes:

Electrical Basics includes our basic math refresher and provides knowledge of various tools, currents, voltage, resistance and circuits; plus hands-on experience in running wire, bending pipe, installing switches, stripping and insulating splices and conductors. You will be introduced to the Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1.


  • Standard First Aid and CPR (Level 1)
  • Aerial Lift Operator
  • Fall Protection
  • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS) & Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Math Review
  • WBF Workplace Culture Awareness©
  • Job search and job retention support
 Women Building Futures - Electrical Basics

The WBF Workplace Culture Awareness© module is designed specifically to help women understand the expectations of the construction workplace and prepare women for that environment.

Funding is available depending on student eligibility. A WBF advisor will help you explore your options. This is an approved Integrated Training Program with the Province of Alberta.

If you have questions or need help filling out the forms, a WBF Student Recruitment Advisor can help you:

Phone: 780-452-1200 or Toll free 1-866-452-1201

Email: application@womenbuildingfutures.com

Visit www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca for more information on trades and occupations.