WOMEN IN SKILLED TRADES

Applications for our Fall 2022 WIST ARP will be available in Summer 2022.

If you would like to get a notification when the application is available, please use the button below and send us an email with your contact info.

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 15-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 10-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

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