What does it take to create a system of support for young people pursuing the skilled trades? and Skills Ontario have joined forces to convene a consortium of partners that will support youth who are interested in pursuing a career in the skilled trades.

By tapping into the wealth of experience brought to the table by consortium members, and Skills Ontario will be able to address some of the biggest barriers and most persistent obstacles to a career in the skilled trades.

Join Gateways to the Trades

Are you a young person in Southwestern Ontario who is interested in participating in the Gateway to the Trades program?

You’ll receive support, mentorship and resources to help you pursue a career in the trades.

Eligible regions include: Brant Haldimand Norfolk, Grand Erie, Halton, Hamilton and Niagara.

See below for more program details. 

If you have any questions about Gateway to the Trades, please email 

Have your say!

Participate in one of our short surveys to help us understand how we can best support youth who are pursuing careers in the trades.

Everyone who completes a survey will be entered to win one of three $100 Amazon Gift Card!

Choose the right survey for you:

Funding for this project was provided by the Government of Ontario’s Skills Catalyst Program.