STAR 4-Women: Skilled Trades Awareness And Readiness

YWCA Toronto is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to bring you a unique training program for women and gender diverse individuals. The STAR 4-Women provides a comprehensive program with a combination of vocational assessment and skilled trades career exploration. It will include access to health and safety certifications, skills training, hands-on experience, and engagement and networking opportunities with employers, unions, colleges, and trainers in the skilled trades industry, particularly in the construction and industrial sectors.

What does this program offer?

  • Women and gender diverse people focused learning environment
  • Skilled Trades Assessment
  • Academic Upgrading (if applicable)
  • Health and Safety Training and Certifications
  • Job Preparedness
  • Labour Market Information about skilled trades
  • Hands-on experience with equipment and tools
  • Support and assistance with skilled trades pathways and opportunities
  • Work boots and safety equipment
  • Transportation support (restrictions apply)

How do I apply?

To register, please click here and complete the registration form. For more information, please contact us at or 416.964.3883.

Information Sessions

You can book an online information session during the following times:
Every Monday: 1pm to 2pm and Wednesday: 10am to 11am.

Book your session today by contacting Amina Shah, Client Services and Program Support at: 416.964.3883 |

Or register for one of our sessions on Eventbrite here.

Location and Contact

YWCA Toronto

222 Dixon Road, Suite 207
Toronto, ON M9P 3S5 

Contact Us
For more information, please contact us at or 416.964.3883.

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