Trades Training

It can be hard to find a good job and start a career in the trades if you don’t have the training and skills you need. Our Trades Training programs have been helping Calgarians build new careers as apprentices and journeymen in the trades for over 25 years.

In our free Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs, you will have the opportunity to upgrade your skills, get access to real on-site experience, and receive hands-on training from SAIT, Alberta’s leading trades college.

Trades Training offers the following programs:

Pre-Apprenticeship Plumbing & Pipefitting Program

Currently full, please inquire to be notified
of future start dates.

Pre-Apprenticeship Automotive Heavy-Duty Program

Training begins October 3, 2022


Full-time for 25 weeks (6 months)
This program is funded by the Government of Alberta and is provided at no cost to eligible participants.
Learn the skills

  • Become certified in First Aid, CPR, CSTS and WHMIS
  • Upgrade your English, math and science skills
  • Receive technical training from Alberta’s leading trades college SAIT
  • Gain valuable on-the-job training with a work experience employer
  • Develop skills and attitudes to help you succeed in finding a good job and building your career
Do you qualify?

Apply for our upcoming program if you:

  • Are underemployed (working less than 20 hours per week) or unemployed
  • Have a Canadian Language Benchmark Level 4-5
  • Are ready, willing and able to complete our pre-Apprenticeship training to start a career in the trades
  • Have created a MyAlberta ID account - we can help you set yours up
Get Started

Apply by submitting your information below, or visit our office in person.

Would you like to get more information? We’re here to help. You can review the program’s information package here.


Are you an Employer who would like to support our program by providing a work placement? Click here.

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