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Trades Micro-Credential Certificate

Micro-Credential Certification Training

The Upper Canada District School Board and TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education now offer a unique certificate program that will give participants the opportunity to gain computer and soft skills training, and introduce them to technical skills in the trades.

Program Overview 

The Upper Canada DSB and TR Leger School are pleased to announce a unique and free training opportunity that will provide participants with technical, computer and soft skills that have been identified as in demand by local employers and stakeholders. The program will be delivered at the Kemptville Campus of TR Leger School, former Power and Equipment Center, Kemptville Agriculture Campus.  A fifty-five-hour, two week in-school component will run from January 17 – 28, 2022 followed by a six-week coop placement at a local workplace, which will provide participants with an opportunity to extend and consolidate their technical skills, workplace specific computer skills as well as soft skill development.

Technical skills and competencies content will include introductory level Practical Hydraulic & Pneumatic Principles, Practical Measurement Metrics, and Practical Electrical Principles and Diagnostics. The program will also include foundational/introductory Excel, Word and PowerPoint competencies (no previous computer experience required), Email/ Social Media etiquette instruction as well as soft skill instruction in Customer Service, Professionalism and Teamwork. 

Participants will earn a “Skills Pivot- Technical Focus” micro-credential certificate with skills summary, a half credit in Interdisciplinary Studies and two cooperative education credits.

Those who already have a high school diploma are welcome, as well.

Selection Criteria

  • Students should have demonstrated interest in Technological Studies through schooling or work and personal experience as evidenced by their resume, high school transcript and Statement of Interest.

  • Statement of Interest (not to exceed 250 words).See below for more details.

  • Mature students with or without an OSSD (high school diploma) are encouraged to apply.

  • If there are more applicants than spots, prospective participants may be asked to participate in a brief telephone or Microsoft Teams based interview.

Program Requirements

  • Participants are responsible for transportation costs to the two-week program in Kemptville as well as to their coop placement.

  • Participants will need to wear CSA approved work boots at all times while in the program shop.

Statement of Interest Content Requirements

  • A brief summary of your background and experience developing your technical knowledge and skills.Schooling, training, work and personal experience as well as hobbies are all relevant here.Examples include woodworking, vehicle repair and maintenance, welding, household repairs, construction experience.

  • Why are you interested in this program and what do you hope to achieve by participating in it?

  • If you are employed, is your employer supportive of your participation in this program?

Program Application Deadline: January 5, 2022

Your high school transcript, resume and statement of interest must be submitted to TR Leger Office Administrator,  Nancy Leblanc by 2pm January 5, 2022 at [email protected].  The email address that you use to submit these materials, is the address that will be used to communicate program admission decisions.   We hope to communicate admission decisions by January 12, 2022. 


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