If you are interested in trades training the first step is to secure an apprenticeship with an employer in the trade of your choice. After you've been working at your trade, you’ll need to go for technical training, which is where Keyano College comes in.
To become certified journeypersons, apprentices must learn theory and skills, and they must pass examinations. Requirements for certification, including the content and delivery of technical training are developed and updated by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board.
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS AVAILABLE
Heavy Equipment Technician
Crane & Hoist
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
DO YOUR RESEARCH
Visit www.tradesecrets.ab.ca to conduct research on Trades and Occupations in Alberta to become familiar with your trade of interest. Talk to friends, family or others you meet who work in the trade to gain an understanding of what the career entails on a day to day and season to season basis.
More job searching resources are available through the Alberta Learning Information Service – Occupational Profiles (www.alis.ca).
FIND AN EMPLOYER
• Conduct a standard job search using newspapers and online job posting sites.
• Tell everyone you know that you are looking for an apprenticeship position.
• Attend Career Fairs.
• Ensure you have a professional looking cover letter and resume.