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Trades Connections Program


ACCES offers sector specific training and essential skills programs designed to support jobseekers interested in a career in the trades. The program will increase your knowledge about apprenticeships and employment opportunities in the construction and manufacturing industries. 


  • Delivered by a team of employment and sector experts
  • Customized one-to-one support to help you start your job search
  • Experiential and hands-on learning
  • Direct links to apprenticeship training and employment opportunities
  • Connections to employers, mentors and industry professionals in your field
  • Coaching and support after you’re hired

Trades Connections for Construction & Manufacturing

Program Details:

  • 3 Week Program
  • Delivered virtually with focus on York Region residents, newcomers and youth
  • Certification in WHMIS, Forklift, Working at Heights and Health & Safety
  • Workshop selection tailored to client need and industry demand
  • Soft Skills Solutions Certification training delivered by Georgian College
  • Information about apprenticeship pathways, and requirements for entering the construction and manufacturing sectors
  • Future skills training including creative problem solving, workplace communication, and growth mindset

Program Eligibility:

  • No previous industry experience in the construction and manufacturing sectors
  • Age requirement is 18+
  • CLB 5 and above

Masonry Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Program Details:

  • 16 Week Program
  • Delivered at the Ontario Masonry Training Centre
  • 4 Weeks of Safety Training including Certifications in:
  • Working at Heights
  • Propane Handling
  • Basic Construction Health & Safety
  • Forklift
  • Aerial Work Platform
  • 4 Weeks of Intro to Masonry Training
  • 8 Week paid work placement

Program Eligibility:

  • No previous industry experience in the construction sector
  • Age requirement is 18+
  • CLB 5 and above

Trades Connections Program Dates:

The Trades Connections Program is a 3-week program that runs Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (program is currently being offered virtually).

February 1, 2020 to February 19, 2020

Trades Connections Information Sessions:

January 20th, 11:00AM - 12:00 PM. Register HERE

Our graduates have been hired into the following roles

·        Electrician Helper

·        Construction Craft Worker

·        Cement Finisher Apprentice

·        Concrete Finisher

·        Precast Concrete Finisher

·        Asphalt Spreader

·        Bricklayer

·        Carpenter

·        Construction Labourer

·        Demolition Worker

·        Excavation Labourer

·        Plumber Helper

·        Roofer

·        Forklift Operator

·        Line Mechanic

·        Compounder

·        Production Sanitizer

·        Tile Installer

·        Cabinet Installer

·        Maintenance

·      Production Supervisor

·      Production Line Worker

·      Machine Operator

·      Balcony Repair

·      Landscaper

·      Renovations

·      Drywall Taper

·      Assembly Line Worker

·      Painter

·      General Machinist

To learn more about the Construction Trades Program, please click here to email the Program Manager or call 647.827.1241.