Trades and Technology

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Start training for a rewarding career right here at Portage College. We offer Apprenticeship Electrician, Apprenticeship Welder, Pre-Employment Cooking, and Pre-Employment Welding as well as Power Engineering and Hairstyling and Barbering.

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Apprenticeship Electrician

We offer all four periods of Apprentice Electrician training. Periods 1-3 are each 8 weeks of training. Period 4 training is 12 weeks in length. To apply for this Alberta Post-Secondary training you will need to be a registered as an Apprentice Electrician with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training.

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Apprenticeship Welder

We offer all three periods of Apprenticeship Welder training. Each training period is eight weeks in length. To apply for this program you must be registered as an apprentice with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT).

Let's strike a spark!

Barber Certificate

The barber certificate program teaches the many techniques that will be required in the profession. This course consists of theory and practical hands on experience.

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CWB Welding Test Centre

Portage College is an approved welding test centre for the Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB)

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Power Engineering

Power Engineers are skilled workers who operate and maintain equipment in a power plant. Portage offers 4th and 3rd Class technical training.

Time to power up!

Pre-Employment Welding

This program is for anyone interested in obtaining training and employment in the welding field. It provides 16 weeks of theory and practical in the classroom and shop.

Let`s burn it up!

Hairstyling Certificate

The Hairstyling Certificate program is 1400 hours of theory and practical, as well as hands on experience in our modern on-campus Hairstyling Salon. Affordable tuition and quality instruction. Ask us about credit for High School CTS Cosmo classes.

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