Star 4 Women-Skilled Trades Awareness And Readiness

YWCA Toronto is funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) to bring you a unique, women and gender-diverse training program. The Skilled Trades 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.

  • 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)

  • Women and gender diverse people, 16 years and older

  • Minimum grade 10 education

  • Resident of and able to work in Ontario

  • Willing and able to commit to an 8-week training program

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

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

Program Start Date: Monday June 6, 2022 & Monday September 12, 2022
Three cohorts will be trained every year. For more information, contact us at or contact us at our office at 416.964.3883.

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

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

Online Information Sessions 
You can book an online information session during the following times:
Every Mondays: 1pm to 2pm and Wednesdays: 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

For more information, please email us at or contact us at our office at 416.964.3883

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