Pre-Employment Trades Training

Trades employers are reluctant to hire employees with no experience, but you can enhance your chances in one of our pre-employment trades training programs. Designed for those who are not yet employed or apprenticed within the trades, these training programs provide the first year of the Alberta apprenticeship curriculum as well as various safety certificates. Successful completion of pre-employment training prepares you to write the first-year apprenticeship exam.

Electrician

Give yourself an advantage in the electrical trade. Through a mix of theoretical and hands-on training, our pre-employment electrician program will prepare you to write the first-year Alberta Apprenticeship Electrical exam.

Pre-Employment Electrician Link.

Course Description
The Pre-Employment Electrician program will enhance your career opportunities in the electrical trade. You will receive extensive theoretical and hands-on training related to residential and commercial electrical installation. The Pre-employment Electrician program covers all material in The First Year Alberta Apprenticeship Electrical curriculum and employability skills.
 

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of The Pre-Employment Electrician program, you will:

  • be prepared to write the First Period Alberta Apprenticeship Examination.
  • be prepared to be employed within the Electrical industry in Alberta.
  • have learned valuable employability and safety skills.
  • obtain a Letter of Recognition.

Pre-requisites

English 20-2, Math 20-3, Science 10, or pass Apprenticeship Entrance Exam.  Please contact Industrial and Technical Training at (403) 320-3202 ext. 5770 prior to registering to ensure all pre-requisites have been met.
 

Notes

Course fees do not included textbooks (approx. $350.00), apprenticeship exam fee ($150.00), or other materials.  Students in pre-employment programs can now apply for loans and grants through Student Aid Alberta.

Plumber

Whether your interest in the plumbing profession flows from your methodical nature or your desire to work with your hands, the Plumber Apprenticeship program will train you for an essential trade. You'll learn the ins and outs of plumbing and discover how to keep water, waste and gas flowing to or from homes and businesses.

Outcomes

  • be prepared to write the First Period Alberta Apprenticeship Examination.
  • be prepared to be employed within the Plumbing, Pipefitting, Gasfitting, or Sprinkler-fitting industries in Alberta.
  • have learned valuable employability and safety skills.
  • obtain a Letter of Recognition.

Pre-requisites

  • English 30-2, Math 30-3, Physics 30 or Chemistry 30 or Science 30 and related career and technology studies courses recommended.
  • Successful completion of English 20-2, Math 20-3 and Science 10, or entrance exam.

Notes

  • Course fees do not included textbooks (approx. $125.00), apprenticeship exam fee ($150.00), or other materials.
  • The Pre-Employment Plumbing Program prepares and allows students to write the First Year Gasfitter/Plumber Provincial Apprenticeship Exam. The Pre-Employment Plumbing Program covers all material in The First Year Alberta Gasfitter/Plumber (Pipe Trades) Apprenticeship curriculum.
  • You are responsible for providing all of your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as CSA Approved steel-toed work boots, safety glasses, coveralls, etc.
  • Students in pre-employment programs can now apply for loans and grants through Student Aid Alberta.

Pre-Employment Plumber Link

Powerline Technician

Powerline technicians play a vital role in ensuring the reliable delivery of electricity to homes and businesses across the country. Our pre-employment program provides theoretical and hands-on training in the utility electrical field related to overhead and underground distribution installations. Over twelve weeks, you’ll cover all of the material in the first-year Powerline Technician Apprenticeship exam curriculum and receive additional safety training and employability skills.

Pre-Employment Powerline Technician Link

Course Description
The Powerline Technician/Power System Electrician Program is a twelve-week extensive hands-on and theoretical training program in the utility electrical field related to overhead and underground distribution installations.
Skilled tradespeople are in high demand in Canada. As a Powerline Technician/Power System Electrician you play a vital role in ensuring the reliable delivery of electricity to homes and businesses across the country. It is an essential and valued occupation with excellent starting wages and an impressive list of future employers. The Pre-Employment Powerline Technician program covers all material in the 1st year Powerline Technician Apprenticeship Exam curriculum, plus additional safety training, and employability skills.
 

Outcomes
Upon successful completion of The Pre-Employment Powerline Technician Installer program, you will:

  • be prepared to write the First Year Apprenticeship examination.
  • be prepared to be employed within the powerline technician industry in Alberta.
  • have obtained a variety of safety certificates (Standard 1st Aid/CPR Level A, Confined Space, WHMIS, Fire Safety, Fall Protection, Ground Disturbance, CSTS).
  • have learned valuable employability skills including cover letter and resume writing, and interview skills.
  • obtain a Letter of Recognition.


Prerequisites
High School Diploma, Applied Math 20, Valid driver’s license (class 3 is preferred and required to gain employment in the field).
Please contact Industrial and Technical Training at (403)-330-7083  prior to registering to ensure all pre-requisites have been met.
 

Notes
Participants are required to submit a resume and go through an interview process
Course fees do not included textbooks (approx. $125.00), apprenticeship exam fee ($150.00 theory, $145.00 practical), or other materials.
Students in pre-employment programs can now apply for loans and grants through Student Aid Alberta.
This program takes place at the Agriculture & Trades Training Facility (former Animal Husbandry Building) 211034- Hwy 512 on the jail road.

Welder

As a green collar career choice, the welding trade is flourishing. In our pre-employment welder training program, you’ll prepare to write the first-year Alberta Apprenticeship Welding theory and practical exams.

Pre-Employment Welder Link

Course Description
Featuring outstanding salary options, positive future outlook with the pipeline industry and now endless promise as a ‘Green Collar’ career choice, welding has never been a more secure or flourishing trade.
The Pre-Employment Welder Program prepares and allows students to write the First Year Welding Apprenticeship theory and practical exams. The Pre-Employment Welding Program covers all material in The First Year Alberta Welding Apprenticeship curriculum.
 

Outcomes
Upon successful completion of The Pre-Employment Welding/Pipeline Assistant Program, you will:

  • be prepared to write the First Year Welding Apprenticeship theory and practical examinations.
  • be prepared to be employed within several industries in Alberta who employ welders.
  • obtain a Letter of Recognition.


Prerequisites
English 10-2 and Math 10-3 or Pass mark in all 5 Canadian G.E.D. Tests or pass Apprenticeship Entrance Exam.  Please contact Industrial and Technical Training at (403) 320-3202 ext. 5770 prior to registering to ensure all pre-requisites have been met.
 

Notes
Course fees do not included textbooks (approx. $125.00), apprenticeship exam fee ($150.00 theory, $145.00 practical), or other materials.  You are responsible for your own CSA Approved work boots, coveralls, safety glasses, welding helmet (preferrably Auto-Darkening), welding gloves, and vice-grip pliers.
Students in pre-employment programs can now apply for loans and grants through Student Aid Alberta.