At Centre for Skills Development, the health and safety of our clients and staff is our number one priority. We are responding to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) situation with the immediate closure of Centre for Skills Development locations to the public, until further notice. ‚ÄčIt's important to note that we will continue to offer our services remotely. For contact information about our remote services, latest updates about cancellations and closures, please continue to visit the 'CENTRE NEWS' section of our website, which can be found near the bottom of the Home Page.

Skilled Trades

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

Got a Trade? Got it Made!

Skilled Trades | Why Choose Us?

Get trained and get hired! Skilled Trades workers are in high demand.

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
  • Flexible and affordable financing options

All skilled trades training programs take place at our skilled trades site: 3335 North Service Road, Burlington.

COVID-19 Screening

If you are currently a student of one of our skilled trades programs and visiting one of the Centre for Skills locations, please click here and fill out the COVID-19 screening form on the day of your visit, prior to arrival. 


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eligible women
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This free 20-week
career and trades
exploration program
helps youth find the path
that is right for them while
receiving hands-on
experience in construction,
manufacturing and electrical
trades, followed by a
paid work placement.

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