Georgian College accepting applications for Aboriginal Skilled Trades Education Program

Jul 10 2017

Are you interested in a career in the skilled trades?

The Indigenous Studies department at Georgian College, in partnership with the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, is seeking 15 highly motivated applicants to take advantage of a great opportunity. Start your career in the skilled trades beginning Sept. 5, 2017 at Georgian’s various campuses.

Georgian has 15 seats available for this program. Applicants will apply to one of the following certificate programs:

  • Cabinet Making Techniques (Barrie Campus)
  • Carpentry and Renovation Techniques (Owen Sound and Barrie Campus)
  • Electrical Techniques (Midland and Owen Sound Campus)
  • Mechanical Techniques – Industrial Maintenance (Midland Campus)
  • Mechanical Techniques – Marine Engine Mechanic (Midland Campus)
  • Mechanical Techniques – Small Engine Mechanic (Midland Campus)
  • Plumbing Techniques (Midland Campus)
  • Welding Techniques (Midland and Owen Sound Campus)

The following costs will be covered: tuition fees, textbook fees, tools, parking pass and Ontario College Application Service fees

Applicant criteria:

1. Identify as First Nation (status or non-status), Métis, Inuit, or person of Aboriginal ancestry
2. Currently not living in a First Nation community
3. Willing to commit to a one-year (September 2017 to April/August 2018) certificate program
4. Must be able to provide a transcript proving completion of an Ontario Secondary School diploma or equivalent (ACE or GED) which includes Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U)
5. Mature students (19 years and older) who lack academic entrance qualifications may still be accepted into the program. Each applicant will be considered on an individual basis and acceptance will be determined through academic testing

How to Apply

Complete an Aboriginal Skilled Trades program application form and forward along with a résumé and one-page (approximately 250 words) cover letter. In your cover letter, please describe how this project will assist you in meeting your career goals.

Send your completed application to:

Meagan Lortie, Project Co-ordinator
649 Prospect Dr., Midland ON L4R 4K6
Phone: 705.728.1968, ext.1373
Fax: 705.722.1527

Application deadline is Friday, July 21, 2017

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