Journeywoman START

First funded, first in.Spots are limited so please apply early.
Allow 3 months prior to your desired start date to allow for your Assessment and Funding application to be completed.


(17 weeks)

JWS 72: September 23, 2016 - January 27, 2017
Apply before: June 24, 2016

JWS 73: November 28, 2016 - March 31, 2017
Apply before: August 26, 2016


The Journeywoman START program is an approved Integrated Training Program with the Province of Alberta. The program is designed to help women prepare for and succeed in construction, and oil and gas jobs. You will write the Level B Trade Entrance Exam (formerly Level 5 Trade Entrance Exam) while in the program.

Please Note: Acceptable file formats are PDF or WORD files emailed as attachments to 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.

To apply to the program, fill out our NEW application forms :


Step 1:

If you want to type your application use

Journeywoman Start  Pre- apprenticeship training - Application Form in Word

If you want to hand write your application use

Journeywoman Start Pre-apprenticeship training - Application form in PDF 

Step 2:

If you want to type your Career Investigation Report use


Journeywoman Start  Pre- apprenticeship training - Career Investigation Report in Word

If you want to hand write your Career Investigation Report

Journeywoman Start Pre- apprenticeship training - Career Investigation Report in PDF


Click here to view our Resource and Referral guide!


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:

  • 2 weeks of Worksite Safety Certification: Standard First Aid & CPR (Level One); Scaffold Awareness; Fall Protection; CSTS & WHMIS; H2S Alive; Confined Space; Elevated Work Platform Certification
  • 8 weeks of Hands-on Skill Training – Basic Tools, Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing, Steamfitting/Pipefitting, Welding, Sheet Metal, Drawing and Blueprint Reading, Basic Rigging
  • 2 weeks Workplace Culture Awareness©
  • 4 weeks academics (trades Math, Science and English).
  • 2 weeks work experience

Job search and apprenticeship retention support is provided.

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.

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


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