Skilled Trades training that gets you ready to earn in a matter of weeks!

Skilled Trades | Why Choose Us?

At Centre for Skills we currently offer instrucation and training to help you get into the following trades:
  • Industrial Electrical
  • Machining
  • Industrial Millwright
  • Carpentry and Construction

Careers in Skilled Trades

Skilled trades are essential for Canada’s economy. Some of the reasons why the Skilled Trades are worth pursuing: 
  • Diversity in jobs 
  • Trade schools: cheaper and quicker 
  • Earn while you learn 
  • Labour market demands and job security 
  • ​High job satisfaction and earning potential 

Our Skilled Trades pre-apprenticeship and career exploration programs get students trained for rewarding careers in less than half the time of similar college programs.

What you'll like about our our programs

  • Job-ready in just over 6 months and over 90% placement rates
  • Small class sizes with hands-on practical training (70-80% of the time in the shop)
  • No additional academic electives required
  • Instructors with significant industry experience

All skilled trades training programs take place at our skilled trades workshop at 3335 North Service Road, Burlington and our head office at 3350 South Service Road, Burlington.



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Women in Skilled Trades, Enhanced General Carpentry is a 22 - week free pre-apprenticeship program that provides eligible women with the tools, skills and professional training to launch a career in the residential construction industry.

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