Employment Training – Trades Helper
This program is for individuals who want employment in industries that use trades helpers. It can also be the beginning of apprenticeships. If you are interested in preparing for a Trades Exam or Apprenticeship, you will receive assistance and support in this area.
Some examples of jobs: Carpentry Helper, Concrete Finisher, Construction Helper, Electrician Helper, Glass Installer Assistant, Machinist Assistant, Painter Assistant, Plumber Helper, Pipefitter Helper, Machine Shop Helper, Sheet Metal Helper, and Welder Helper.
Trades Industry Workers: Earn $13 – $26/hr.
Columbia College’s Employment Training programs are designed to prepare students for employment in different sectors of the economy. Through an Admissions Interview and Career Planning appointment, you will receive help reaching your career and employment goal. This is an excellent program for those who have completed ESL and/or have reached satisfactory levels of LINC study.
This is a 16 week or 32 week program.
Entry Requirements: CLB 4-6 (level required is dependent on career of interest)
- Get Academic Upgrading in Essential Skills English, Math, and Computers.
- Study occupation specific modules to prepare for work experience
- Get training in:
- Occupation specific vocabulary
- Workplace language, culture and communications
- Customer Service
- Work Strategies
- Work experience placement – up to 6 weeks
- Career and Job placement support from the Employment Specialist/Job Coach.
- Certificates in: Standard First Aid and WHMIS may be included as part of your program.
Course List and Descriptions
For a full course list and descriptions for the Employment Training Department programs, please click here.
Tuition Fees and General Fees
Full-Time Enrollment Costs
This program is funded by Alberta Human Services. Students may be eligible to receive financial assistance to attend full-time. Courses are also offered on a user-fee basis. Please contact the Student Admission Advisor at 403-235-9300 for further details. For more information about tuition and the Columbia College Tuition chart, please see the Tuition and Fees page.
- Apply for admission by filling out an application form. The form may be submitted by email, fax, mail, or apply online. Please see Admissions for more details.
- An Admissions Advisor will contact you with the necessary information.
Trades, Transportation, and Warehouse – 72% (10% in further education)
As our graduates continue to seek employment, we will help you with this process.
Students who successfully complete their educational goals as set out in their Individual Student Service Plan will receive a Certificate of Program Completion. They will also be invited to attend the College Convocation ceremony.
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