We are taking precautionary measures for Covid-19, and Trade Winds is now closed to the public. Phone lines and email will remain active. All programs are being suspended. Clients affected by this change in scheduling are being contacted.


Trade Winds To Success (TWTS) is an innovative program designed to help First Nation, Metis and Inuit adults, male or female, who are motivated to begin a career in the construction trades.

Utilizing individual assessments, teaching, and training, TWTS will help you determine your needs on your journey to self-sufficiency.

This may include a focus on self-discovery, helping to increase your support networks, building academic confidence, and pride in gaining trade specific skills.

How do you get started?

Attend a weekly information session in either Edmonton or Calgary

  • Must be Indigenous.

  • 18 Years Old.

  • Passed Grade 10 Math, Science, & English.

  • Demonstrate an Interest in Our Listed Trades

  • Must be Ready, Willing and Able.

Get Started

Our process could start with an intake referral from the following:

  • Urban Indigenous Employment Center (Aboriginal Futures Career & Training Centre, Oteenow Employment &
    Training Society, Rupertsland Institute).

  • Community Agency.

  • First Nation or Metis Settlement.

  • Self-Referral.

Edmonton Programs
Calgary Programs




“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”


Students Passing AIT Entrance Exam
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