Who We AreJuly 16, 2020 2020-08-12 9:41
Who We Are
About Skilled Trades Canada
Formerly known as the Electrical College of Canada, Skilled Trades College was established to provide individuals with the hands-on skills and knowledge required to begin a career in the skilled trades industry. STC programs focus on safety knowledge, theory, and hands-on experience through simulated work environments in the lab. The hands-on work provides young adults and those looking to change careers with the fundamentals necessary to begin an apprenticeship in the skilled trades. The high demand for skilled pre-apprentice labour combined with the strong construction industry growth has encouraged the college to expand to offer a larger spectrum of pre-apprentice programs. Today with 3 campuses conveniently located to serve Toronto and the GTA; STC has graduated over 1000 students and prepared them for a career in the skilled trades.
WHY BECOME AN APPRENTICE?
Skilled trades are respected because of the important role they play in today’s economy. Tradespeople build, operate and maintain Canada’s infrastructure. They build and maintain the homes, services and amenities we use every day. Much of Canada’s productivity depends on the highly specialized expertise of tradespeople.
Skilled workers are in demand across the country and around the world. With more than 300 careers to choose from, there is a skilled trade for every aptitude and interest.
Many trades provide earnings above the national average. By taking a pre-apprenticeship and learning a trade, apprentices can ‘earn as they learn’, decreasing the amount of debt they may incur during their post-secondary training.
One of the best parts of being a tradesperson is that you get paid well for doing work you enjoy. It is no wonder tradespeople are so proud of their skills.
GOVERNMENT GRANTS AND DEDUCTIONS
Both the Federal and Provincial governments are projecting a substantial shortage of skilled trade’s workers. In order to help fill the gap and encourage growth in the sector, they offer a mix of grants and deductions available to both apprentices and employers.
As an apprentice you can take advantage of these grants to help you progress through your apprenticeship. The credits available to employers help offset training costs and encourage them to hire you.