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Pre-Employment Trades

Pre-employment programs are for those individuals interested in a trade, but do not have an employer or are not registered as an apprentice. Pre-employment programs provide the skill set needed to enter the workforce and become an apprentice. Learn first year apprenticeship theory, receive your safety tickets, and get hands-on training. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to challenge the Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) First Period Exam.

We offer: 
Pre-Employment Carpenter
Pre-Employment Electrician
Pre-Employment Heavy Equipment Technician (Mechanic)
Pre-Employment Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) 
Pre-Employment Welder

Not sure where to start in your trades’ career? See the Trade Pathways document to help you determine where to begin. 

Delivery Methods Explained


Face-to-Face: Courses where the instructor and the 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: Courses where you do not have scheduled classes, but where you log in to a program online (Moodle) at any time and do your 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.

Explore our Pre-Employment Trades programs

Pre-Employment in High Level

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Pre-Employment in High Prairie

Pre-Employment in High Prairie

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Pre-Employment in Slave Lake

Pre-Employment in Slave Lake

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