Welding program for women in town

News post authorEliza Bhalerao 04 June 2018

Welding program for women in town

Six Nations Polytechnic will offer an apprenticeship welders program for women at its Brantford campus to help close a gender-based skills gap and give them a boost in economic standing.

Polytech has been approved for funding up to a maximum of $307,295 over two years to deliver the We Are Welders Program to low-income women under the Women’s Economic Security Program, Rebecca Jamieson, President and CEO, announced.

The 28-week course is made up of six modules that include career awareness, team building, soft and life skills, welding, employment readiness and empowerment and a paid work placement. The curriculum content plus workshops and resources aim to remove barriers, build confidence, acquire skills and prepare participants for a career as a welder. The program is offered tuition-free and the first cohort is set to start in June. Interested applicants will soon be able to apply through Polytech and community agencies.

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