Pre-Apprenticeship Carpentry and Welding

LENGTH: 15 Weeks
WHEN: April 24th, 2023
LOCATION: St. Lawrence College – Cornwall

Take the first step towards becoming a General Carpenter. This first-level apprenticeship program is delivered in a 15-week time frame.
In addition to fulfilling the requirements needed to continue in an apprenticeship (pending employer sponsorship), participants will also receive job readiness skills and a paid placement.


  • Includes your tuition, hand tools, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and all learning resources.
  • Includes financial supports for items such as transportation, childcare and clothing.
  • Includes a 12-week paid placement.
  • As an MLITSD-funded program, your pre-apprenticeship training is automatically recognized by MLITSD.


  • Focus on level 1 Carpentry, as well as an introduction to a secondary trade in welding.
  • Develop skills and knowledge in construction safety; construction principles and practice with materials and tools; safe access to structures, health and safety; reading and applications of plans, specifications, and codes; estimating, calculations and layout of structures; building formwork and wall foundations as well as an extensive introduction to metal cutting, welding, and fabrication.


  • First Aid / CPR
  • Health & Safety
  • Working from Heights
  • Enclosed Spaces
  • Forklift


  • Must be unemployed or underemployed
  • Must be a Cornwall/SDG/PR/Akwesasne resident
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.


TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY, CALL: JOB ZONE: 613.933.9675 ACESS: 613.575.2626 GIAG:613.525.1533