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Develop a thriving, successful career in the trades. Our AWIT program is currently recruiting women to #TradeUp! and launch their career in the trades with fully paid training, competitive wages, benefits, and more!

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When you choose to Trade Up! with AWIT, you’ll get:

  • Fully paid, comprehensive training for in-demand skills  
  • Flexible, recurring training with multiple start dates and locations across Ontario
  • Competitive wages and benefits
  • Field placements with full-time employment opportunities
  • Career development opportunities in a stable and thriving industry
  • Ongoing mentorship and networking
  • Meaningful work that makes you #AeconProud

No prior experience in the trades required. AWIT covers everything you need to know on-the-job.

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Join our Team

Now accepting applications for ongoing cohort intakes across various locations in Ontario.

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Graduate Testimonial

      Nicole, graduate



"The AWIT Program has given me the opportunity to place me in a career with endless opportunity and growth potential. I had worked retail all my life while constantly considering where I wanted to go. I am grateful to have been a part of this program and I now have a fulfilling career and lifelong friends."

A Proven Program

Launched in 2019, the AWIT program is dedicated to bringing more women into our trades’ workforce – helping them thrive and achieve continued success.

Women in the program complete placements within Ontario in roles such as Utility/General Labourer, Directional Driller, Locator, and more.

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Contact our Team

Candace Sidoruk 
AWIT Program Lead - Talent Acquisition Business Partner
Diversity Programs
(416) 297-2600