Course Info



 All participants enter the Centre for a maximum training period of 24 weeks and are required to be in attendance fulltime, that is Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

   Trainees receive training in both Industrial Metal Fabrication and Industrial Welding.  The course involves theory (15%), practical (60%) and work experience (25%) components. 

   Additional instruction is provided in other areas including Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS), Shop Safety, trade related Mathematics, Blueprint

   Reading, Introduction to Metals, and Resume Preparation.

   Another beneficial element of the training is the work experience phase of the program.  Students are exposed to the production environment, not only at the training facility, but at an          external business. 

   The Centre can arrange for a two week job placement with a host business which will allow for further development of the trainees' skills.

   Trainees who reach a level of employability prior to the end of the training period will be assisted in identifying an employment opportunity as soon as they are deemed ready

   by their instructors. 



 In order to apply for training, applicants must be currently unemployed (or working less than 20 hours per week) and ...

    a)  presently in receipt of Income Assistance Benefits, or
    b)  presently in receipt of Employment Insurance Benefits, or
    c)  have received Employment Insurance Benefits within the past 60 months (5 years), or
    d)  are eligible for funding through a third party such as a local First Nations
         Band office, the Manitoba Metis Federation, the Assembly of Manitoba
         Chiefs, Parole Services Canada or another willing sponser.

There are no set educational prerequisites, however, applicants should be able to read and write English and perform basic Math at a Grade 10 level.

Applicants must also be physically fit, able to be involved in heavy lifting and prepared to spend the majority of their time working on their feet.  They also must recognize that the metal trade industry often involves working shift work in an industrial environment which can be noisy, dirty and may involve the operation of potentially dangerous equipment.  Of course, compliance with safe practices and procedures will be required of all trainees.

If you meet the eligibility criteria and would like to investigate metal trades training, please contact WISTC Inc. either at 204.783.7031 or click on the Application link below.

Application Form

Course Schedule



The Winnipeg Industrial Skills Training Centre conducts three to four training sessions per year with approximately 12 to 16 trainees enrolled per session.  Each training session is 24 weeks in duration.

The upcoming year has training session start dates as follows ...

  April 01, 2019 - 

  July 22, 2019 - 

  September 30, 2019 - 

  January 06, 2020 - 

To apply, please submit the online Application Form and attend the next available Information Session. 

Although applications may be submitted at any time during the year, aptitude tests, interviews and the selection process will be carried out within 1 month prior to each intake date.