Career Pathways

Skilled Trades

This path includes occupations that require hands-on work and specialty knowledge and training such as auto inspection, repair, replacement and service of mechanical, electrical and electronic systems and components.

Computer Aided Design CAD software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
National Instruments LabVIEW
Microsoft Office
Autodesk Inventor
Diesel engines and motors
Power tools
Electrical systems
EV battery replacement
Electronic design software
Operating system software
Digital diagnostic systems
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
Operational maintenance
Intelligent condition monitoring
Remote maintenance via mobile devices

Critical Thinking
Active Listening
Operation Monitoring
Reading Comprehension
Service Orientation
Quality Control Analysis
Time Management

Courses and Certificates

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Algonquin College
Welding and Fabrication Techniques
Computer Aided Design and Drafting (formerly AutoCAD)
Auto Body Repairer (Apprenticeship)
Automotive Service Technician (Apprenticeship)
Automotive Service Technician (GM-ASEP) (Apprenticeship)
Electrician (Construction and Maintenance) (Apprenticeship)
Trades Entrepreneurship
Trades Leadership
Trades Management
Truck and Coach Technician (Apprenticeship)
Canadore College

Mechanical Techniques – Machinist
Risk Mitigation
Fundamentals of CAD
Introduction to Project Management
Project Leadership
Mechanical Techniques – Welder-Fitter
Project Management
Project Management – Information Technology
Fundamentals of Operating Systems

Confederation College

Mechanical Techniques
Pre-Technology – Trades Stream
Welding Techniques

Georgian College

Welding Techniques
Mechanical Techniques – Small Engine Mechanic
Critical Thinking in Practice
Quality Management
Intro to Project Management

Loyalist College
Welding Techniques
Mechanical Techniques
Mohawk College

Mechanical Techniques (Welding and Fabrication)
Industrial Electrician
Mechanical Techniques (Electrical Monitoring and Systems)
Mechanical Techniques (Advanced Manufacturing Operations)

Niagara College

Industrial Automation
Welding Techniques
Automotive Service Technician Apprenticeship
Electrical Techniques

Northern College

Mechanical Techniques – Industrial Millwright
Pre-Technology Certificate
Welding Design – International

Sault College

Mechanical Techniques – Industrial Maintenance (Millwright)
Mechanical Techniques – Millwright (Fort Frances)
Project Management (Part Time Continuing Education)
Welding Techniques
Welding Techniques (Fort Frances)
Motive Power Fundamentals – Heavy Equipment and Truck Repair
Motive Power Fundamentals – Automotive Repair

Sheridan College

Welding and Fabrication Techniques
Welder Trade Certification Program

St. Clair College

Welding Techniques
Machine Operators

Stanford International College

Welder Training (FT, PT)

LJP Skills Training

General Welding Skills
Pipe Welding
Pipe Welding for Welders
Professional Pipe Welding Plus

Vector Institute

AI Certificate Courses


Communication and Leadership Courses

Women’s Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor (WEST)

Computer skills
Enhanced Language Training for Internationally Trained Professionals

Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium

Lean Manufacturing Courses
Safety Courses

Information systems testing technicians
Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians
Industrial instrument technicians and mechanics
PLC Programmer

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