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Intro to Trades for Women

Have you considered a career in the trades? Women are finding job satisfaction, good pay and flexible schedules in the skilled trades - and opportunities for employment are abundant. This course explores the skilled-trades workplace from a woman's perspective and gives you the information you need to turn your dreams into reality.

Learn safe work practices, trades terminology, basic hand skills, safe use of tools and equipment and a general working knowledge of the trades.  Discover the path to an apprenticeship and career opportunities in the skilled trades.

This hands on exploratory course covers the following trades:

  • Mechanical
  • Welding
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical

Date:  February 5 - June 29, 2018

Location:  Houston Secondary School

Cost:  $1000

Students may be eligible for a $500 bursary grant to use towards tuition.  Please contact Kevin Jeffery, Lead Hand Trades for details.


Kevin Jeffery
Lead Hand Trades
Phone:  250-635-6511  Ext. 5239 


Note that a BC Ministry of Justice Criminal Record Check is required by the local school district for courses delivered at a public school.

Textbooks and Supplies 

CSA approved safety boots

12:30 - 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday