Benefits

Whether you’re thinking about what to do after you graduate, you’ve already graduated, are thinking of making a career change or you’re already working in the trades, becoming a tradeswoman has many perks!

Ever thought of a career in the trades?

There are a ton of benefits — good wages, stable hours, great job benefits, mentoring and leadership opportunities, an active lifestyle, and a clear path from your paid apprenticeship through to becoming a journeyperson. 

If you become a tradeswoman, you’ll have great job stability that gives you real financial independence — not to mention a good pension when you decide to retire.

Current job not working out for you? You may want to start a career in the trades.

After just a few weeks of training, you could be working on a job-site making good money as an apprentice. As an apprentice, you’ll earn as you learn, giving you financial stability as you go along the path from apprentice to journeyperson.

That’s not all. Because of the high demand for skilled tradespeople, there are many government programs you can apply for to cover your training costs.

Good wages, stable hours, great benefits, mentoring and leadership opportunities, an active lifestyle, and real financial independence — not to mention a good pension when you retire. All of these make a career in the trades well worth it

If you’re already working in the trades, then you know about many of the benefits already: good wages, job benefits, stability for you and your family, and a job that keeps you active, are part of the package when it comes to a career in the trades.

But what you may not know is that there are more opportunities than ever for support and mentorship for women! And that’s not all — there is a growing need for women in leadership roles too. OBCT can help you get into these roles with our training opportunities and mentorships.

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