Entrepreneurial Trades

  • Grades 10-12

  • In this self-directed online program, you will encounter multiple learning mediums to assist you in understanding, analyzing, evaluating and applying financial and business skills essential for a successful trades career. You will learn the business side of skilled trades to complement technical training. Combined, these skills will help you successfully transition to further education or employment opportunities!

  • Instructional time: 4-6 hours

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Canada is in the midst of a skilled labour shortage and it’s estimated that millions of skilled workers will be needed. Equipping students with the technical, financial and business skills needed to pursue a career in the Trades is important for students to successfully launch their careers in this growing and in-demand industry.

In JA’s new self-directed online program, students will encounter multiple learning mediums that will assist them in understanding, analyzing, evaluating and applying financial and business skills essential for a successful trades career. Students will learn the business side of the skilled trades to complement the technical training they receive in school. Combined, these skills help students successfully transition to further education or employment opportunities.

Key Outcomes

In this program, students:

  • Examine the challenges and opportunities in working in the skilled trades
  • Explore sources of funding for their skilled trades career
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  • Prepare marketing strategies for their skilled trades career
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  • Evaluate management procedures for their skilled trades career pathway
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