Trade Winds to Success

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Trade Winds to Success

About Trade Winds to Success

Trade Winds to Success is a unique partnership initiated by the Union Training Trust Fund partners with Alberta Indigenous communities. The goal of Trade Winds to Success is to increase the number of Indigenous people in the building trades. The initiative focuses on Indigenous peoples living in Edmonton and Calgary and these BTA trades: Carpenter, Electrician, Ironworker, Millwright, Plumber, Steamfitter/Pipefitter, Welder, and Insulator.

(2018) Graduates of our pre-apprentice electrician program

Trade Winds to Success Programs

Trade Winds to Success offers Trade Orientation and Pre-Apprenticeship Training programs, as well as evaluation and follow-up during apprenticeship training. See the Trade Winds to Success website for intake dates. The program has been featured in the Edmonton Journal and was the recipient of the 2013 Senator Thelma Chalifoux Award presented annually by the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

The trade union vision started this whole program before truth and reconciliation was even an idea. The participating trade unions have never turned away a student. If we ask for a program, they put one together. In recent years, three unions deserve particular credit: the pipe trades, electricians, and carpenters; they always help out.

Kathleen Thompson, the Interim Executive Director of Trade Winds

Trade Winds to Success Sponsors

Trade Winds to Success is supported by the Oteenow Employment and Training Society, Rupertsland Institute, Metis Centre of Excellence, Community Futures Treaty Seven, Government of Alberta – Human Services, ConocoPhillips, Enbridge, Shell Canada, Total E & P, and by these Building Trades of Alberta affiliate unions through the Union Training Trust Fund:

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