TEPF Indigenous Trades Careers Program

Bringing on-site trades training to Treaty 6 and 7 Nations

In 2020 we delivered the Trades Careers on the Piikani First Nations reserve. Taught by journeymen, we offered Pipetrades, Ironworking and Carpentry on-site to Piikani Nation adults.  This program was very successful with 18 participants, ages 18 to 33, successfully competing the program.

For more information on this program, please contact President & CEO, Barb Simic, 403-457-5822

There is an urgent need for skilled trades professionals.

The trades landscape has changed, with baby boomers reaching retirement age and new energies and technologies that require new skills. In addition, the high school graduation rate in Alberta remains at the bottom end of the national scale.

The TEPF Trades Careers program delivers trades training to high schools and young indigenous adults.

Watch Brandon's Story

Brandon was not thriving in High School until he was introduced to the new Trades and Climate Change Program being delivered by TEPF. In partnership with Building Trades of Alberta, Workforce Development Trust and the Alberta Government, this program takes students off-site to first class Union facilities where they are taught by Red Seal Journeymen.