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Journeywoman Start Cold Lake
Journeywoman Start (JWS) Cold Lake is a hands-on program that provides introductory training in drawing and blueprint reading, carpentry, welding, pipe-fitting, electrical, and plumbing.
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in construction but you’re not too sure which trade or where to start, this is the program for you!
The program is designed to help students prepare for and succeed as an entry-level worker in the construction and maintenance industry. Students will also have the opportunity to visit a variety of different work sites to get exposure to the trades.
Students receive essential safety awareness and certification, best practices for working in construction, exposure to the technical skills and hands-on participation in workshops to support and prepare them to enter the construction and maintenance industry.
Program Length: 12 weeks
Location: Portage College, Cold Lake; hands on skills training at various locations (TBD).
Tuition: This program is funded by the Government of Canada Women in Construction Fund.
Class Capacity: 18
Admission Requirements: Successful completion of drug & fitness testing, Class 5 Drivers License recommended.
- Construction Safety Training System (CSTS)
- H2S Alive
- OSSA Confined Space/Entry Monitor
- OSSA Elevated Work Platform
- Scaffolding Awareness
- Standard First Aid CPR A & AED
- OSSA Fall Protection
To support employment opportunities upon completion of this program, students will also have support from our Alumni Advisor team in job search and navigating the apprenticeship journey.
If you are applying to JWS Cold Lake, sign up for a MYWBF account to start your application today.