Recent high school graduates, or adults looking to get training and further their career prospects in the trades, can now earn a Trades Micro-Credential Certificate. The Upper Canada District School Board and TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education now offer a unique certificate program that will give participants the opportunity to gain computer and soft skills training, and introduce them to technical skills in the trades.

The program will run from September 13- 24, 2021, followed by a six-week co-op placement. This is a full-time program and students will be expected to attend both the classroom and co-op placement. The program will be delivered at the Kemptville Campus of TR Leger site and on location with an industry partner. Two week in-class component (55-hours) covering an introduction to Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, email) as well as an intro to hydraulic and pneumatic principals, measurement metrics, electrical principles, and diagnostics.

Customer service, professionalism, and teamwork basics for use in the trades will also be discussed. There will then be a 6-week co-op placement with an industry partner, such as Rush Truck Centres of Canada, Valley Bus Lines, Weagant Farm Supplies Ltd./Topline Trailers & Equipment Sales, Napa Auto Parts Canada, Brockville Truck and Trailer Maintenance (2001) Ltd. to name just a few.

There are no enrolment fees.

Upon completion, participants will earn a Trades Micro-Credential Certificate. Students should have demonstrated interest in technological studies through schooling or work and personal experience as evidenced by their resume, high school transcript and statement of interest.

Submit your resume, statement of interest, and high school transcript by August 21, 2021 at 2 p.m. to Nancy Leblanc at [email protected]. Students will be notified of admission decisions by September 1, 2021.

Your statement of interest should include a brief summary of your background and experience developing your technical knowledge and skills. Schooling, training, work and personal experience, and hobbies are all relevant. Examples include woodworking, vehicle repair and maintenance, welding, household repairs, construction experience.

Be sure to answer the following questions in your statement of interest: Why are you interested in this program and what do you hope to achieve by participating in it? If you are employed, is your employer supportive of your participation in this program? This is a free certificate program for adults. Participants are responsible for transportation costs to the two-week program in Kemptville, as well as to their co-op placement.

Participants will need to wear CSA approved work boots at all times while in the program shop.


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