There are many Skilled Trades Training programs available, but the learning atmosphere, and the dedication and passion of your instructors can make a big difference in your success.
Our residential construction trades and training programs at GTTI Skilled Trades Institute (GTTI-STI) are designed to lead students directly into employment opportunities. We combine theoretical trades training with hands-on production of fully serviced, finished bungalows to be sold as affordable housing.
We will assist successful applicants interested in entering the field, with basic knowledge and proficiencies in home design, planning and building. Our 26-week programs have been developed to encompass essential skills and applied skills development to prepare our students for further education/training and employment.
GTTI-STI works very closely with our industry partners to ensure our programming is relevant and meets the demands of current and anticipated labour demands. This allows many of our students to move directly into the workforce after completing their programs.
Our programs will be offered twice per year, with a January and July intake. Students in our skilled trades programs receive high quality instruction, great service, and a solid foundation on which to build their career in the trades. The shortage of qualified workers in York Region means our graduates leave with the skills they need for immediate employment.
Why choose GTTI Skilled Trades Institute programs?
Tuition is FREE and we offer students various supports to ensure they can focus on training. We also offer additional safety and soft skills training so students are job-ready when they graduate.
We offer small class sizes and dedicated instructors who have industry experience. Our student-to-faculty ratio gives you more direct contact with your instructors than at other institutions.
Our trades training programs have been developed in conjunction with industry and training partners to meet the current needs of the industry, so that you can step directly into the workplace.
The trades programs we offer reflect the demands of regional industry and business. We’ve conducted extensive studies to ensure our graduates receive in-demand training.
We’ll help you find a sponsor or employer for your next steps after graduating our program. While you’re training, our team will work diligently with employers in many sectors to ensure we match you with the right post-graduation placement.
Starting in January 2021, we will have two program sessions per trade, per year. Our intakes will be in January and July and registration will open approximately 5-6 months in advance of the start date.