Trade HERizons

Trade HERizons is a career exploration and college preparation program for women and gender-diverse people focusing on exposure to trades and technology careers, enhancing essential skills, career exploration and personal development. Participants experience hands-on learning opportunities with Holland College and the Construction Association of PEI, meet mentors and tour with employers in the industry. Participants also enhance life skills and focus on labour market research, resumes, interviews, math, and team building.

Program Dates

Registration is now completed, and the January-April 2024 course is underway.

Look for information on the next course in the fall.

Trade HERizons Eligibility

Eligibility criteria for women and gender-diverse individuals are as follows:

  • Those between the ages 22 and 45 (with flexibility) who have completed grade 12 through high school or GED
  • Those that have a desire and aptitude to work in trades and technology sectors
  • Those who are either Canadian citizens or permanent residents (student/work visa holders are not eligible)
  • Those who have lived on PEI for at least 3 months
  • Those who are on EI, working less than 25 hr/wk or less, are on social assistance or have no income
  • Those who can commit to full-time programming
  • Those who are ready to change their lives by exploring new career options!

All applications will be reviewed for eligibility. Eligible applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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