Introduction to Trades

This preparatory program provides students with opportunities to acquire the skills and knowledge to successfully transition to a number of trades programs at Red River College. Students will visit shop spaces, job shadow, and meet with potential employers as part of their career exploration.


  • Five-month certificate
  • Delivered at the Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • February and September entry dates
  • Prepares Indigenous students for entry into the following RRC trades programs:
    • Automotive Technician
    • Carpentry
    • Collision Repair and Refinishing
    • Electrical
    • Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic
    • Manufacturing Technician
    • Outdoor Power Equipment Technician
    • Plumbing
    • Precision Metal Machining
    • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician
    • Welding

Other Information

For additional program information, including fees and admission requirements, please contact our Indigenous Liaison Advisors at or 204.631.3361.

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