Canada currently faces a critical shortage of skilled workers. Skilled tradespeople in the manufacturing sector are in high demand and will continue to be at an increasing rate because of the rapid pace of technological changes in our industry and as current workers begin to retire.
WILWorks Skilled Trades is a pre-apprenticeship program for youth (15-29) to discover and receive hands-on experience in skilled trades related to advanced manufacturing. For manufacturers, the program will help to create a pipeline of talent to fill the growing demand in manufacturing skilled trades roles.
The program has been designed to be highly flexible for employers and participants. Training is delivered through online self-directed modules and hands-on practical components completed during a work placement of up to 16 weeks.