Indigenous Carpentry Program

Delivered by the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, Inc. (ILDI) in partnership with Prairie Arctic trades Training Centre (PATTC), the ICP is a 24 – week program (6 months) for Indigenous people with the opportunity to move directly into employment.  The program is designed to provide broader-based, multi-skilled training that facilitates life-long learning that opens the door for the participant to continue their education and training in carpentry. Students who successfully complete the program will obtain Level 1 Carpentry Accreditation and will be eligible to obtain 900 hours credit once registered as an apprentice with Apprenticeship Manitoba.

ICP educates an understanding of a safe work site, life skills, resume writing, cultural awareness and tools to successfully pursue a career in a chosen carpentry field.  The program accepts fourteen (14) students per 24-week session.  Eligibility Requirements: Indigenous, minimum of 19 years of age, has been out of school in the past 6 months, eligible for funding support, and completion of grade 10 levels.

Features of the Indigenous Carpentry Program:

  • Full-time Retention and Support Worker and ICP Assistant to provide supports and assistance to students
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Fall Protection certification
  • CPR/First Aid certification
  • WHMIS certification
  • Skid Steer Operator certification
  • Aerial Lift
  • Hilti Powder-Actuated Tools
  • Scaffold User & Awareness
  • Workshops are provided that offer motivation, life skills, personal money management, interview skills, resume writing, self-marketing, networking, workplace etiquette
  • Job search support, career exploration, employment retention, skill identification and continuous follow is provided

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