Newcomer Trades Project
This Edmonton based project was two weeks into classroom training when the province moved to strict social distancing regulations. Fifteen newcomers continue to engage in content that is being designed to move them towards work experience and apprenticeship opportunities. Everyone involved is looking forward to getting back to the classroom for the hands on learning, but for now participants continue to expand their knowledge of essential skills, workplace safety and workplace culture from home.
This exciting project began in February 2020 and is being led by the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour. AWES has partnered locally with Christian Labour Association of Canada (CLAC) Career Development College to create the Alberta based version for this federally funded research project.