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Pre-Employment Trades

In today’s economy, training is critical. However, training can be expensive. For high school students, Dual Credit programming includes trades offerings, which are also called “Pre-Employment”. They are called this because they offer the theory portion of trades training in advance of obtaining the hands on experience with an employer. In the trades, a candidate is normally employed (a.k.a. apprenticed) in advance of attending training. 

Pre-employment trades offered at NLC include Carpentry, Welding, Electrician, Heavy Equipment Technician, Industrial Mechanic, and Mobile Crane. Each program covers the entire First Period theory of that trade. In essence, students complete the first year of theory required for a trade, without leaving home and without incurring the costs associated with post-secondary training!


Face-to-Face: When the instructor and students are interacting at the same time, at the same physical location.

NLC LIVE Online™: Scheduled classes online, where students log in to a program (Blackboard Collaborate™) with instructors and peers on the same day, at the same time.

NLC Anytime, Anywhere: Classes are unscheduled, where students log in to a program (Moodle) at any time to complete their work. 

Blended: Courses where you have a combination of face-to-face and online (NLC Anytime, Anywhere and/or NLC LIVE Online).

Dual Credit: Students in high school can experience College programs while earning post-secondary credits.

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