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NAIT partnership helps people in need build careers in the trades

Published on August 24, 2018

Partnership between NAIT and Capital Region Housing allows low-income Edmontonians to train as apprentices

EDMONTON – Low-income Edmontonians living in affordable housing can train as apprentices and work for a local construction company thanks to a unique partnership between NAIT, Stuart Olson and Capital Region Housing.

The Building Careers That Fit project, open to tenants of Capital Region Housing (CRH), will see participants train at NAIT as apprentices while working for Stuart Olson building a new affordable housing project in Londonderry. Stuart Olson aims to hire a minimum of five per cent of its workforce for the project from CRH tenants.

Interested tenants are invited to a trades preview event at NAIT where they can work hands-on in NAIT’s shops and labs to try out trades including millwork and carpentry, electrician, plumber, sheet metal worker and HVAC refrigeration technician.

The event will include information about resume-writing, interview techniques, supports for employment and financial aid. Participants will also have the chance to talk to Stuart Olson staff about working in the construction industry.

Media are invited to attend.

WHEN:
Saturday, August 25, 2018
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. – trades preview sessions

WHERE:
NAIT Main Campus
North Lobby (In Building O)
11762 106 St. NW
Edmonton, AB

WHO:
Tenants of Capital Region Housing interested in trades careers
Matthew Lindberg, associate dean academic, NAIT School of Skilled Trades
Robert Fernandez, VP, Stuart Olson, and staff from the Londonderry Affordable Housing Project
Greg Dewling, CEO, Capital Region Housing
Aaron Paquette, City of Edmonton Ward 4 councilor