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Humber College Pathways To The Skilled Trades

Pathways to the Trades is a FREE 8-week program targeting clients who are currently unemployed, interested in exploring the trades, and are experiencing financial hardship. This specialized program has been designed to help you make a successful transition into the trades, whether you have completed high school or not. This will be achieved through a strong focus on developing individualized learning plans, advising, career exploration and skill building.

The program includes 30 hours of training per week including 15 hours of trades exposure relevant to the specific pathway chosen, 6 hours of academic upgrading, and 2 hours of employment prep. You will also complete safety training and other relevant certifications including First Aid and Working at Heights. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to participate in possible facility tours, hear from people already in the trade, and participate in workshops discussing pathways, emotional intelligence, the apprenticeship process, funding your education, time management, budgeting, and other relevant topics.

Program Duration: 8 weeks, followed by a 12-week paid placement. 

William Linton, Project Coordinator  - 416-795-5561


PROGRAM TYPE: Community Based

SERVING: Anglophone, Deaf/Hard of hearing/Deaf-blind, Indigenous


INTAKE: Program Duration: 8 weeks, followed by a 12-week paid placement. Start dates vary.

ELIGIBILITY: 18-30 years of age. Currently unemployed. Interested in the trades but unsure as to which path to choose. Financial hardship must be demonstrated.

ACCESS: As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly and, in an effort, to ensure social distancing and minimize the number of students and employees on campus, we are working to limit the number of people on campus. Effective Tuesday, March 17, all Humber College campuses are closed until further notice and training happens online.


205 Humber College Blvd. Toronto, M9W5L7

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