The Employment Skills for Level 1 Pre-Apprenticeship in Plumbing program, delivered by George Brown College in partnership with WoodGreen is offered at no cost to participants. The program supports newcomers to Canada and others with barriers to employment, giving them an opportunity to start a career in high-demand trades such as plumbing and sheet metal.
Interested applicants will be assessed for Gr. 12 Math and English or equivalent, and are required to participate in 5-weeks of Academic Upgrading to attain the communication and numeracy skills that are needed for entry into the skilled trades.
Our program offers:
- 8-weeks of Level 1 Training in Plumbing and 1-week in Sheet Metal
- 2-weeks of Employability Skill Training
- Guidance and information on educational and career pathways
- Training supports, e.g., tools, safety equipment, transportation, and tech support
- Assistance to search for a paid work placement
Academic Upgrading: May 22 – June 23
Level 1 Training in Plumbing: June 26 – August 18
Level 1 Training in Sheet Metal: August 21 – August 25
Employability Skills & Safety Training: August 28 – September 8
Opportunity for paid work placement: After September 8
- One-on-one career advisement to assist participants in obtaining employment
- Opportunities for first-hand experience in operating tools and equipment used in plumbing and sheet metal
- Support in job readiness, employability and retention
- Opportunities to connect with WoodGreen employer-partners who are committed to providing meaningful employment, job readiness and experiences.