Get Ready in Trades is a trades-focused career exploration and development program created for youth with disabilities and barriers to success.
Learn about many IN-DEMAND, Skilled Trades Careers, and find a clear path to explore, train and get support as we expose you to meaningful employment possibilities where you can excel!
GRiT program includes:
Career Planning and Intake Meeting
- Develop personalized career plans
- Explore goals and further interests in trades
- Discuss expectations, supports and timelines
Introductory Skills Training for over 40 Trades, including Carpentry, Plumbing, Mechanics, Welding, Hair Styling, Culinary Arts, and much more!
Receive training by certified professionals in different trades
Required Trades Safety Certifications, like H2S Training, WHMIS, First Aid, Confined-Space Pre-Planning, Food Safe, CSTS and more!
Transportation support to attend training, interviews and job placement
- Financial Support for the purchase of safety equipment and required attire for work placement
- Job search preparation training
- Resume writing
- Interview Practice
- Disclosure of Disability
- Workplace Professionalism
- Skills and Interest Assessments
Career Explorations and Job Shadowing
- Career Exploration Opportunities with local Trade unions and employers
Discover hands-on skills and experience a real work environment
Gain exposure to a trade related of interest
- Resume Critiques
- Interview preparation
- Ongoing career advice
- Employment support during placement
Employment Placement Opportunities and Job Matching with local employer partners
Wage subsidy for employers
Online and in-person employment search
Gain access to hiring events and career fairs
- Online application and interview support
WHO IS GRIT FOR?
Youth with disabilities, who are
Interested in Trades Occupations:
16-29 years of age
with a disability (self-disclosed or documented)
legally entitled to work in Canada
capable of self-administering medications
able to arrange for transportation independently
Employers in Trades Industries
Did you know that Get Ready in Trades can help you fill your vacancies?
GRiT aims to connect employers to participants that are trained, skilled and prepared with safety certifications.
We offer 8-12 week wage subsidy
incentives to our employer partners
WHERE DO I START?
We’ll schedule Your Career Planning/Intake Meeting, where we’ll identify your skills, strengths, interests, needs, and desired outcomes.
We’ll get you signed up to start some in-house training and external certifications!
You’ll join our
where you’ll explore your skills and interests while preparing to search for employment that best suits your abilities!
If you’re a Youth with Disabilities, have GRiT qualities, and are interested in a Trades Career, let SELECTIONS introduce you to Exciting Future Career Prospects!
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!