Interested in a career in carpentry, woodworking or construction?
Women in Trades Training (WITT) and Carpentry: Kickstart your Career (Kickstart) are 8 week pre-apprentice trades training programs that run five days a week in a fully equipped carpentry facility in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. As a program participant, you’ll receive hands-on instructions on how to use the latest hand tools, power tools and other equipment used in today’s construction and woodworking industry.
The course is taught by highly qualified instructors who have practical industry experience. Upon graduation, you’ll be able to complete basic carpentry projects, make customized pieces and finish personal projects.
All participants are required to know workplace safety rules and current industry standards for the trades before receiving their certificate. While taking this program, you’ll have the opportunity to complete training in the following areas:
- First Aid Level One
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
- Forklift Operation
- Fall Protection on the Job Site
Another element to our program is that we provide employment readiness workshops to the participants. You’ll learn how to write a resume specifically for the trades, attend interview preparation workshops, and develop strategies to shape your long-term career goals.
During the program, we’ll support you in setting up a practicum, pursuing continued education, or finding employment in the construction, woodworking, and manufacturing industries.