Next TradeLinx Cohort Launches Fall 2023

The Labour Education Centre is thrilled to begin recruiting a new cohort of its TradeLinx program. This 12-week sector-focused pre-apprenticeship training program is for Ontario Works (OW) recipients who are interested in a career in the skilled trades/construction industry. Our next TradeLinx group will begin in Fall 2023.

The TradeLinx program is open to any individuals between the ages of 18-29. All candidates for the program will need a referral from their Ontario Works caseworker.

Program Components

  • Soft Skills including life skills
  • Skills for Success 
  • Trade Exploration
  • Site tours 
  • Networking with industry leaders 
  • Essential skills to employment, such as math 
  • Construction Industry Health and Safety Certifications 
  • Hands-on Technical training. 
  • Additionally, the Labour Education Centre provides full wraparound supports, including access to TradeLinx's social worker

Program Prerequisites

  • Grade 10 Minimum or Equivalent with documentation. Access to high school transcripts
  • Interest in the construction Industry as an employment path. Becoming an apprentice in a construction Trade.  
  • ESL Level 4 of higher
  • On Ontario Works
  • Ability to commit to 12 weeks of full-time Monday - Friday classes
  • Classes are online and in person. 
If this sounds like you and you're ready to begin your career in the skilled trades and construction industry, get ready to apply for TradeLinx this fall!

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