Women in Construction Trades Program

Explore a hands-on orientation to various high-demand, skilled trades. This sampling of trades aimed to inspire women interested in pursuing a career in the trades. Trades topics include electrical, automotive, heavy mechanical, welding, fabrication, carpentry, and industry certification in WHMIS and Forklift Training. Students will need steel-toe boots and if you do not own a pair you may borrow a pair from the College inventory.

Location: Campbell River
Starts: Winter (March)
Length: Varies
Delivery: On-campus

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I LOVED this 2 week introduction and HIGHLY recommend it to women of all ages.

Janet Deakin, Women in Construction Trades student

Admission Requirements

To register, complete the Trades and Technical Registration Form.

For more information contact NIC Trades, Apprenticeship & Technical Training.


Q: What are the program training dates?

A: March 18 – 22, 2024 (Mon-Fri), from 8:30 am-3:00 pm

Q: Is there an age limit for this program?

A: Yes, at least 16 years of age.

Q: Is there a tuition fee for this program?

A: The tuition fee for this program is $50. There are two ways to pay:

In-person: Pay your fees at your campus Student Services centre during business hours. You can also contact Student Services at 1-800-715-0914.

Pay online: Set up "North Island College" as a payee at your financial institution. Your account number is your seven-digit student ID number, without the 'n' (ex: if your student number is n1234567, your account number is 1234567). Note that it can take up to three business days for these payments to be processed.

If you don't know your student ID number, or if you have questions prior to applying, please contact trades-technicalprograms@nic.bc.ca

Q: What types of employment does this program prepare graduates for?

A: This program aims to inspire and provide the basic foundation for women interested in pursuing a career in the trades, which include electrical, automotive, heavy mechanical, welding, fabrication, and carpentry.

Q: What other industry training does this program cover?

A: The program encompasses the following training:

- Forklift Operator
- Orientation to WHMIS Online

If you have already completed any of these certificates, please forward them to:

Q: Is this an online program?

A: The program involves in-person learning on the Campbell River campus, in addition to home study. Students will need to dedicate an estimated 30 hours per week to their studies.

Q: What equipment do I need for this program?

A: Students will need access to a computer with an Internet connection in order to access optional online resources for NIC students. Students will also need steel-toe boots and gloves

Q: What is the class schedule?

A: Classes run Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 3 pm.

Q: Will I receive a grade for this program?

A: Students will receive a pass or fail for this course.