The IBEW 353 Pathway Program Overview

THE IBEW 353 IS PROUD TO OFFER A 25 WEEK PROGRAM IN OSHAWA ONTARIO: MENTOR SUPPORTED ELECTRICAL TRADE TRAINING AND JOB PLACEMENT.

IBEW 353 Pathway participants with Mentor and Shop Instructor Gary Pera

The IBEW 353 Pathway Program is for women and anyone identifying as a woman, two spirit, nonbinary or other non-cis gendered persons with a welcoming focus on Indigenous and racialized and newcomer workers. The Pathway may accept a limited number of men from underrepresented groups for the August 2024 cohort. Now is the perfect time to join the increasing number of women thriving in the IBEW 353 electrical trade.

Ontario is experiencing a growing skills trades labour shortage. Employers are no longer hiring only the men who have traditionally worked in the skilled trades, but are now seeking to employ persons from a broad diversity of backgrounds.

There have always been women who have broken through the barriers and stereotypes to thrive in the skilled trades. But now is an exciting time for more women to consider a career as a skilled trades electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 353 (IBEW 353). This is a career which can provide competitively leading wages and benefits, a supportive union community, while still having time left in the week for family and personal life. Successful participants start their career in the electrical trade as pre apprentices, registered with the Electrical Apprentice Training Alliance (EATA).

This Employment Ontario program is made possible by a Government of Ontario Skills Development Fund.

Additional funding provided by the IBEW 353 and Electricity Human Resources Canada.