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.