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Program Overview

Journeywoman Start 

Journeywoman Start (JWS) is a hands-on training program that introduces students to 6 different trades and provides introductory skills training for welding, carpentry, sheet metal, electrical, plumbing and pipe-fitting/steamfitting.

The program is designed to help students prepare for and succeed as an entry-levelworker 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: 17 weeks
Location: Edmonton
Tuition: This program is funded by the Government of Alberta. 
Class Capacity: 18
Admission Requirements: successful completion of drug & fitness testing, Class 5 Drivers License recommended.
Certificates Included:

  • 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. 

Applications are always open for this program and we host a few classes per year. If there is a specific class you’re interested in applying for, we recommend starting your application approximately three months from the class start date.

PROGRAM DETAILS & HOW TO APPLY