Northwest Community College delivers programming in nine regional campuses serving 34 communities. They offer Trades programs designed to maximize theoretical and practical skills applications in a variety of industries and create opportunities for employment in secure, well-paid and rewarding careers. The ITA funds NWCC for Aboriginals in Trades Training program and other trades programs for eligible Aboriginals, Women, Immigrants, and other BC residents facing barriers to entering the trades. See program description below.
Intro to Trades and Trades Training Program
The Building a Community Workforce program – Intro to Trades and Trades Training Program integrates multiple levels of employability and skills training that provides participants with the opportunity to ladder from cultural support activities and essential skills, to Intro to Trades Training and then further Trades technical training and/or employment. Services will be delivered in the NWCC campuses within each service community, as well as delivery in off-campus Aboriginal Communities.
Construction Trades Worker/Helper and Introduction to Construction Craft Worker
A comprehensive Construction Trades Helpers and Labourers program is a 14 week program that includes 2 weeks of Essential Skills training; 4 weeks of safety certificate training and 8 weeks of core construction trades helper/labourer training that includes a practicum focsed on a community project. Participants will transition into trades employment and apprenticeship as Construction Craft Workers.