Female Trades Sampler Program

Posted on October 28, 2022

Youth Explore: Female Trades Sampler Program

Program Description
The 12-week, Gateway to the Building Trades Program is designed to provide female students with both practical and theoretical experience in a wide variety of building trade sectors. Students will gain the first-hand knowledge necessary to make an informed choice about a career in the trades. Students will learn practical skills and industry requirements for a variety of trades and also how to access training,
apprenticeship, and employment.
In addition to gaining first-hand experience in building trades, students will gain industry knowledge through research and guest speakers. Employability skills that are crucial for employment in the trades will also be
covered. Near the end of the program, students will be required to research and choose a trade for themselves and then deliver a poster or PowerPoint presentation to the class supporting their choice.
Graduates from the program may seek direct entry into employment and apprenticeship or enter pre-apprenticeship training programs.

Program Schedule:

  • Program length: 12-weeks
  • Program Dates: February 6 to May 12, 2023 (February 6 to March 17, Two Week Break, April 3 to May 5)
  • Days of week: Monday to Friday
  • Time: 8 AM – 3 PM
  • Location: Vernon Trades Facility on Okanagan College KAL Campus
  • Enrolment: 12 minimum to 16 maximum


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