Skilled Employment Energy Stream

The Energy sector in Ontario is looking for Indigenous women to work in the trades! The program is an 8 month training program and 8 week work placement in the pre-trades for the Energy industry for Ontario Métis, First Nations and Inuit women.

It is a pre-trades training in one of the following: Electrical Techniques, Welding Techniques and Industrial Maintenance Techniques program at Georgian College campus in Midland or Owen Sound.

Electrical Techniques: This program provides students with the theoretical and practical training to perform most basic electrical techniques. At the completion of the program, students are ready to apply for work as an Electrician’s helper or apprentice, or they may choose to continue their education and apply for an Electrical Engineering Technician or Technologist post-secondary program. Graduates choosing to continue their education will find additional opportunities in power generation and transmission, alternate energy, green technologies and automation sectors.

Welding Techniques: Students are provided with the theoretical and practical training to perform most basic welding techniques. At the completion of the program, students are eligible to test for welding tickets based on their level of expertise. It is expected that most of the graduates will be prepared to enter the workforce as a Welder following the successful completion of this program.

Industrial Maintenance Techniques (Midland campus only): Industrial maintenance technicians repair and perform preventative maintenance on assembly systems. Industrial maintenance technology is an engineering discipline, and industrial maintenance technicians should be familiar with electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems as well as computers.

(please look into specific application requirements for the courses for example a high school diploma is necessary to be admitted into the program.)

Following the in-class training the participants will proceed into a paid work placement with the Projects partners in the Energy industry such as Bruce Power and Ontario Power Generation. The work placements will provide the needed work experience to continue on into the skilled trades and employment.

This great opportunity includes:

Expenses eligible for coverage include: tuition; books and supplies; safety equipment; living allowances; dependent care and travel

-Career counselling and resume support from Metis Nation of Ontario and Partners available

-Housing for clients from out of town may be available with the assistance of Georgian College

Training is open to all Metis, First Nations and Inuit people, with a focus on women participating

-Training start date on September 5, 2017 and work placements start May 1, 2018.

For more information contact your local MNO office.

Only 18 spots available, apply today!

Marketing materials will soon be available and sent for further promotion. If you have any clients interested please have them contact me for an intake application.

Rachelle Brunelle-McColl

Employment Developer

Métis Nation of Ontario

Education and Training Branch


Tel: 705 527-1228 x215 | Cell: 705 529-6175

Fax: 705 526-7537


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