Free Professional Development Courses for Trades NL Members
Professional Development Courses
Starting this fall, Trades NL is offering introductory courses to our members in construction at no charge. These courses provide up-to-date information to help with the professional development of members of the 16 building trades locals we represent.
- Free courses available to all members of NL’s Building Trades
- Delivered in-person and online throughout NL
- Snacks/lunch provided
- Course manual and swag bag provided
- Interactive courses using real-life examples, videos, presentations, and exercises
- Courses available from September, 2022 – April, 2023, subject to enrollment
Note: Only confirmed attendees will be admitted into courses. Please ensure you check your email for confirmation
This is an introductory course on the basic use of a laptop. Laptops will be available and members will learn how to use the laptop, send emails, search the internet, apply and interview for jobs online, and perform daily functions online such as paying bills.
This is an introductory course on the styles and attributes of effective leaders including qualities of a good leader, team building, building trust and respect, leading diversity and inclusion, leading change, problem solving, conflict resolution, and coaching to improve performance.
Career Development in the Trades
This course provides information on what a career in the skilled trades means, what it mean to be an apprentice and achieve red seal certification, how to become a shop steward, and how to conduct a job search and write a resume.
This is an introductory course on the basic use of an IPhone. iPhones will be available, and members will learn how to use the iPhone, and different applications such as facebook, google maps, zoom, banking, and camera.
This introductory course provides information on setting financial goals, balancing a budget including tracking expenses and costs, credit and debt management, saving and investing, and protections.
Diversity, Inclusion and You
The course examines the ways leaders, managers, supervisors, and employees work together to create and maintain a respectful and inclusive work environment. Topics relating to discrimination and harassment, with particular focus on gender discrimination, socialization of gender roles, ageism, sexual harassment, disability, mental illness, and bullying are defined and studied, using case studies.
Current Training Schedule (more training sessions added weekly/monthly)!
|Nov 29||Leadership Basics||Online||Zoom||9:00-12:00|
|Nov 30||Financial Basics||Online||Zoom||9:00-12:00|
|Dec 1||Career Progression||Online||Zoom||9:00-12:00|
|Dec 6||Computer Basics||St. John’s||80 Mews Place||9:00-12:00|
|Dec 7||iPhone Basics||St. John’s||80 Mews Place||9:00-12:00|
|Dec 8||Financial Basics||St. John’s||80 Mews Place||9:00-12:00|
|Dec 13||Leadership||St. John’s||80 Mews Place||9:00-12:00|
|Dec 14||Diversity Inclusion & You||St. John’s||80 Mews Place||9:00-12:00|
|Dec 15||Career Progression||St. John’s||80 Mews Place||9:00-12:00|
|Jan 10||Financial Basics||Online||Zoom||9:00-12:00|
|Jan 11||Career Progression||Online||Zoom||9:00-12:00|
|Jan 17||Computer Basics||St. John's||80 Mews Place||9:00-12:00|
|Jan 18||iPhone Basics||St. John's||80 Mews Place||9:00-12:00|
|Jan 19||Leadership||St. John's||80 Mews Place||9:00-12:00|
|Jan 25||Diversity & Inclusion||Online||Zoom||9:00-12:00|
|Jan 26||Financial Basics||Online||Zoom||9:00-12:00|
|Jan 23||Computer Basics||Cartwright||TBD||9:00-12:00|
|Jan 23||iPhone Basics||Cartwright||TBD||1:00-4:00|
|Jan 24||Career Progression||Cartwright||TBD||9:00-12:00|
|Jan 25||Computer Basics||Port Hope Simpson||TBD||9:00-12:00|
|Jan 25||iPhone Basics||Port Hope Simpson||TBD||1:00-4:00|
|Jan 26||Career Progression||Port Hope Simpson||TBD||9:00-12:00|
- Offerings pending enrolment
- Monthly course schedule will be available on the website on the 15th day before each month (e.g., Posted online no later than October 15th for offerings in November).
“These courses will ensure that a continuous effort is made to upskill our members, giving them the flexibility to learn, advance and upgrade skills that will help them grow professionally. We look forward to the impact it will have on our membership and the industry as a whole for years to come.”
Executive Director, Trades NL
“As our industry grows, so does the need to develop new skillsets. We wanted to create content that would better serve our members and give them the tools to develop their soft-skills. We look forward to seeing our members in the classroom and seeing them succeed.”
Business Manager, SMART Local 512 (Member of Professional Development Advisory Committee)
To register, please fill out the below form and you will be contacted to arrange a date for training. If you require additional information or would prefer to register by phone or email, please Contact us below.