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.
The TEPF Trades Careers on-site at the Piikani Nation.
The 2020 Piikani Nation Trades Careers graduating class.
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.