Painter Decorator


YWCA Toronto has partnered with the Finishing Trades Institute, the Ministry of Advance Education and Skills Development and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades to bring you a unique, women-only training experience to become a commercial painter-decorator .

  • Certified instructors

  • Basic work tools

  • Safety training and equipment

  • Textbooks

  • Refresher math

  • Women-only learning environment

  • Level 1 Certification for Painter-Decorator

  • Academic upgrading (math, English, and essential skills for the trade)

  • Eight weeks work experience after training is completed

  • Transportation funds (restrictions apply)

  • Job readiness training

  • Supportive, highly-skilled instructors

  • Ongoing support from YWCA Toronto staff

  • Women, 16 years old and up

  • Minimum grade 10 math and English or equivalency

  • Resident of and able to work in Ontario

  • Willing and able to commit to a 24 weeks full-time intensive training program

  • Possess or be eligible to obtain a valid driver’s license

  • Physically able to work in a variety of construction work environments

  • Possess appropriate hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity

24-Week Training Program beginning
Monday, April 9, 2018

Academic Upgrading:
Monday, April 9 – Friday, May 4, 2018
Monday through Thursday— 8am–2pm

Health & Safety Training:
Monday, May 7 – Friday, May 11, 2018
Monday through Thursday— 8am–3pm   |  Friday— 9am–noon (12pm)

Level 1 Certificate:
Monday, May 14 – Friday, July 27, 2018
Monday through Thursday— 8am–4pm | Friday— 9am–noon (12pm)

8-Week Paid Placement:
Monday, July 30 – Friday, September 21, 2018
Hours as required by employer

Academic Upgrading – YWCA Toronto
222 Dixon Road, Suite 207, Etobicoke, ON

Level 1 Training – Finishing Trades Institute (FTI)
130 Toro Road, Unit C, Toronto, ON

For more information and to apply, please contact our office:
Amina Shah — 416.964.3883 x210 | ashah@ywcatoronto.org
Sheroni Christian — 416.964.3883 x401 | schristian@ywcatoronto.org


Register for an Information Session:
• West: 222 Dixon Road (at Islington Avenue)
Every Tuesday, January 23 through March 29 | 10am–noon (12pm)

• East: 3090 Kingston Road (at Kennedy Road)
Wednesday, February 28 & March 19 | 10am–noon (12pm)

• Downtown: 365 Bloor Street East (at Sherbourne Street)
Friday, March 2 | 10am–noon (12pm)

• Downtown: 87 Elm Street (at Elizabeth Street)
Thursday, March 15 | 10am–noon (12pm)

• East: 2425 Eglinton Ave East (at McCowen Road)
Thursday, March 29 | 10am–noon (12pm)

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