Employment Training – Trades Helper
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This program is for individuals who want to work in industries that use trades helpers. It can also help start the apprenticeship process. If you are interested in preparing for a Trades Exam or Apprenticeship, you will receive assistance and support in this area.
Some examples of jobs: construction worker, furnace cleaner, mechanic’s helper, plumber’s helper, salon helper, welder’s helper.
Please note: there are more than 50 designated trades and occupations in Alberta. For more information on the trades and occupations available, please see: https://tradesecrets.alberta.ca/trades-occupations/trades-occupations-list/
Trades Industry Workers: Earn $15.00 – $29.00 per hour to start.
CLB 4-6 (CLB levels and Mathematical requirements depend on career of interest).
This is an excellent program for those who have completed ESL and/or have reached satisfactory levels of LINC study.
- 16 or 32 weeks
- Get Academic Upgrading in Essential Skills English, Math, and Computers.
- Study occupation specific modules to prepare for work experience
- Get training in:
- Occupation Specific Vocabulary
- Workplace language, Culture and Communications
- Customer Service
- Work Strategies
- Work experience placement – up to 6 weeks
- Job placement support from an Employment Specialist/Job Coach.
- Certificates in:
- Standard First Aid
- Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
Please note: Certificates will depend on career.
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Course List and Descriptions
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Tutoring is available for students. If you require tutoring, please contact your Program Manager or designate.
Tuition Fees and General Fees
Full-Time Enrollment Costs
This program is funded by Alberta Human Services. Students may be eligible to receive financial assistance to attend full-time. Please contact the College at 403-235-9300 for further details. For more information about tuition and the Columbia College Tuition chart, please see the Tuition and Fees page.
January, May, and September
- Apply for admission by filling out an application form. The form may be submitted by in person, email, fax, mail, or apply online. Please see Admissions for more details.
- An Admissions Advisor will contact you once your application has been received.
Upon successful completion of your program, you will receive a Columbia College Certificate of Program Completion. All graduates will be invited to attend Columbia College’s Convocation ceremony.
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- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 1
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- Assessments Self