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Your hands on the future 

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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 S​​killed Trades program will prepare students for opportunities to meet labour force demands locally, regionally and provincially.

 


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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 is open to all students entering grade 9 in

September 2021. 


 

The applications will go live at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020 and close at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020.


Click here to apply​


  

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.

 

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
  • LiUNA
  • OYAP
  • Skills Ontario

FACT: Colleges Ontario forecasts that by 2030 the province will face a skilled trades shortage of more than 500,000 workers.  


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To learn more about the program or to book a tour of the facility, call 905-858-3087 ext. 412. 
 
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