Indigenous Carpentry Program

The program is designed to provide broader-based, multi-skilled training that facilitates life-long learning and opens the door for the participant to continue their education and training in carpentry. With the partnership of Prairie Arctic Trades Training Centre to host the program, students who successfully complete the program will obtain their Level 1 Carpentry Accreditation and will be eligible to obtain 900 hours credit once registered as an apprentice with Apprenticeship Manitoba.

The Indigenous Carpentry Program (ICP) duration is 22 weeks with an October 29th, 2018 start date and a program completion date on April 12, 2019. The program enrolls a maximum of 14 students per intake who are supported throughout the duration of the program and into employment and apprenticeship.

Students receive the following training and certificates upon successful completion:

Time (900 hours towards Apprenticeship) and Academic Credit for technical and practical training from Apprenticeship Manitoba for Level 1 Carpentry.
Industry recognized safety certificates, including the following:

  • Fall Protection
  • Confined Space
  • Fire Prevention
  • First Aide/CPR
  • Skid Steer Operator
  • Aerial Lift
  • Hilti Powder Actuated Tools
  • Fork Lift
  • Scaffolder User and Awareness

“Indigenous Carpentry Program,” is designed to provide Indigenous participants with the training and exposure to all areas of the carpentry trades industry.


Week 1

  • Orientation
  • Cultural workshops (Traditional Teachings and Sweat Ceremony)
  • Career Development and Life Skills workshops

Week 2 to Week 21

  • Carpentry Theory courses
  • Carpentry Practical Shop courses
  • Industry Recognized Safety and Equipment Training and Certifications
  • Final Review and Final Tests

Week 22

  • Employment Preparation and Readiness
  • Resume and Cover letter workshop
  • Interview Skills
  • Transition to Employment


$8,500.00 *50% of tuition is due October 26th, 2018 with the remaining balance due
on January 18th, 2019


  • Text Books
  • Work Books
  • Class Room student supplies
  •  Pens/Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Binders
  • Rulers
  • Calculators
  • Graph paper
  • Regular writing paper
  • Student safety clothing & Equipment
  • Work boots
  • Safety glasses
  • Hard hat
  • Tools
  • Tool belt
  • All Safety and Equipment Training and Certificates
  • All materials and equipment required in the carpentry shop.
  • Field Trips
  • Graduation supplies
  • Cultural workshops
  • Meetings, Conferences & Trade Shows
  • All Workshop’s provided through out the course

*The above breakdown does not include living allowance, meals, rent, or transportation.

Refund Policy

For program information, contact Amber Sumner phone 204-940-1700 email: