Your hands on the future
First program of its kind in the Peel Region
The Regional Skilled Trades program is a new, hands-on, Regional Learning Choices Program (RLCP), which focuses on experiential learning to prepare students for apprenticeship and college pathways. The Regional Skilled Trades program will prepare students for opportunities to meet labour force demands locally, regionally and provincially.
The program provides experiential learning and career exploration opportunities, as well as, opportunities to develop hands-on skills required for success in college, apprenticeships and the workplace.
Regional Skilled Trades will be open to all students entering grade 9 in September 2019, with the Regional Learning Choices Program application process beginning November 2018.
West Credit currently offers a unique facility featuring 12 specialized technological education shops in areas including: automotive, manufacturing (a full machine shop with welding and fabrication), construction, cosmetology, greenhouse, hospitality kitchens, and one ministry-licensed child care centre, all containing industry-standard equipment. Core subjects are offered at the applied level.
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Regional Skilled Trades Program Information Session and Showcase
West Credit Secondary School
October 25, 2018 - 5:00 to 8:00 pm
(Presentation to be held in the cafeteria from 7:00 to 7:30 pm)
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To learn more about the RLCP application process and important dates, visit www.peelschools.org/regionalprograms
Specialize in a trades sector
Students can choose to specialize from a list of trades preparation courses including:
- child development practitioner
- construction technology
- green industries
- hairstyling and aesthetics
- hospitality and tourism
- manufacturing technology
- transportation technology
FACT: After completing their apprenticeships, skilled trade workers will graduate with zero student debt and earn $25/hour to start.
Partnerships with colleges
West Credit has partnerships with several colleges including: Centennial, Conestoga, Humber, Mohawk, Niagara and Sheridan. This program provides experiential learning and career exploration opportunities, as well as, opportunities to develop hands-on skills required for success in college, apprenticeships and the workplace.
Work closely with industry partners
To ensure a smooth transition after the completion of the program, West Credit works closely with many industry partners including:
- Landscape Ontario
- Skills Ontario
FACT: Colleges Ontario forecasts that by 2030 the province will face a skilled trades shortage of more than 500,000 workers.
To learn more about the program or to book a tour of the facility, call 905-858-3087 ext. 412.