Indigenous Women and 2Spirit People in the Trades

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Course Description

Explore various trades through an Indigenous led program that includes:

  • 10 weeks of Skill Building
    • Trade specific certifications, like WHIMIS, Working at Heights, Health and Safety, Electrical, Biological and Chemical Hazards
    • Networking with various unions, including meeting union members and visiting their training centres
    • Land Based Learning and Field Trips
    • Employment supports including interview, resume development and connections with employers through our Indigenous Wellness and Employment Advisor
    • Cultural supports with our Auntie in Residence
    • All within a community-based location at Solidarity Place in Hamilton, Ontario

The course includes a 10-week paid work placement with a trade of your choice.

Course-specific Eligibility

For any in-person, practical components:

  • Ability to stand and walk on uneven ground
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Ability to work outdoors in potentially inclement weather

Course Details

Delivery: In-person
Location: Solidarity Place Workers Education Centre (51 Adair Avenue South)
Dates: October 18, 2022 - December 20, 2022
Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Cost: No cost to learners (fully subsidized)

Added Program Supports

  • Travel Supports
  • Child care stipends
  • Employability Supports
  • Academic Upgrading


Indigenous Women and 2Spirit People in the Trades is a non-postsecondary course. Participants who complete this course can earn 60 hours towards the 120 hours of non-postsecondary courses required for the College Fundamentals Certificate.

Explore the following programs that relate to Indigenous People:


We welcome applications from all those interested in City School, but please note that priority will be given to those who meet the following:

  • 19 years of age or older
  • Be an Indigenous woman or 2Spirit Person
  • Be interested in (re)entering the workforce

Note: High school completion is not a requirement. Anyone who will be taking a post-secondary course or program, at Mohawk College or any other educational institution, will not be eligible to register for City School courses at the same time.


We do our best to make case-by-case considerations.

Should class registration not be full by the application deadline, applicants who do not meet the criteria will be considered on a chronological basis.


Students can earn up to two (2) free credits through City School.

You will be notified of your registration status approximately three (3) weeks before the course begins.



Phone or Text: 289-442-2065
Email: nancyreyes1 [at]  

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 Sign-up for an Online Information Session

This course is offered in partnership with Solidarity Place Worker Education Centre

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This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.