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APPRENTICESHIP READINESS PROGRAM
Do YOU want to work in a fulfilling career where you can earn a living wage and learn new skills?
WIST Apprenticeship Readiness Program (ARP) has been developed specifically to help women succeed in the construction skilled trades. Our 16-week program will kick-start your career in construction by introducing you to the fundamentals & basic skills of our industry, through a combination of classroom and hands-on activities.
Graduates of a WIST ARP are guaranteed an interview with one of our sponsoring Building Trades Unions, to join their Apprenticeship Program, where they can continue their on-the-job training while getting paid.
WE WANT YOU TO SUCCEED
PREPARING FOR SUCCESS
We will help prepare the WIST ARP participants to make a successful transition into a Registered Apprenticeship Program with one of our partnered Building Trades Unions, by incorporating the following elements into your ARP:
> Following nationally recognized NABTU Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3)
> Hands-on activities in multiple disciplines
> OSHA 30-hour Certification
> First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
> Sexual harassment awareness training
> Physical strength training by a Certified Trainer
> Mentorship program connecting participants with other women in the construction trades