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 sign up for more information, please click here 
Contact us at or 416.964.3883.

Information Sessions

You can book an online information session during the following times:
Alternating 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.

Location and Contact

YWCA Toronto - Online/In-person

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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