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Apprenticeship Trades

Northern Lakes College has close ties with industry partners allowing us to align skills and knowledge taught with what employers need. We take the extra step to provide valuable technical trades training.

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

Program Dates

Carpenter First Period: February 27, 2023 –April 21, 2023 
Carpenter Second Period: September 6, 2022 – October 28, 2022 
Carpenter Third Period: October 31, 2022 – December 23, 2022 
Carpenter Fourth Period: January 3, 2023 – February 24, 202

Electrician First Period: April 3, 2023 – May 26, 2023
Electrician Second Period: September 6, 2022 – October 28, 2022 
Electrician Third Period: October 31, 2022 – December 23, 2022 
Electrician Fourth Period: January 3, 2023 – March 24, 2023 

Welder First Period: February 27, 2023 –April 21, 2023
Welder Second Period: September 6, 2022 – October 28, 2022
Welder Third Period: October 31, 2022 – December 23, 2022

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.

Stay in student housing while you complete your apprenticeship training in Slave Lake!  LEARN MORE »

Explore our Apprenticeship Trades programs

Carpenter Apprenticeship

Carpenter Apprenticeship

The carpentry trade can be a stepping-stone to unlimited possibilities. Carpenters play a vital role and are involved in every phase of the construction cycle. Get on board!

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Electrician Apprenticeship

Electrician Apprenticeship

If a voltage meter, channel locks, and needle-nose pliers are tools you would like to master, then electrical trade is for you. Electricians specialize in many areas, including solar energy!

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Welder Apprenticeship

Welder Apprenticeship

Welders have a wide variety of careers! They specialize in the joining of metal components, working in commercial, institutional, and industrial settings.

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