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JWS Grande Prairie

Program Overview

Journeywoman Start Grande Prairie

Journeywoman Start (JWS) Grande Prairie is a hands-on program that provides introductory training in drawing and blueprint reading, carpentry, welding, pipe-fitting, electrical, and plumbing.

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: Grande Prairie Regional College
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.
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 now open for this program with classes beginning April 6, 2020 and May 19, 2020. If you are interested in applying to JWS Grande Prairie, sign up for a MYWBF account to start your application today.


PROGRAM DETAILS & HOW TO APPLY