Mohawk program

Skilled trades are critical to our business.

Skilled trades are critical to our business. Building tomorrow’s workforce is always on our mind, especially given the growing shortage of skilled tradespeople in Canada and the lack of interest for Canadian youth to choose the trades as a career.

As Canada’s work force ages, we lose some of our most experienced people. We believe that Walters Group has a role to play in attracting and developing new generation to the skilled trades in Canada. In 2013, Walters Group joined forces with Mohawk College to create the Mechanical Techniques Welding and Fabrication program.

imageThe two-semester program gives students a unique opportunity to learn – in the classroom and on the job. As part of this program, students work one paid shifts at Walters’ plant doing structural steel fitting each week. We have a dedicated lab environment for training, where students have an opportunity to work directly on client projects under the supervision and mentoring of a trainer.

When not working at Walters, they take classes at Mohawk’s skilled trades campus including level-one apprenticeship training as well as courses in health and safety, professional practice, trade math, quality systems and communication.

The feedback from the students has been extremely positive.

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Mohawk College &
Walters Group Partnership

Mohawk College & Walters Group Partnership

In the News

Mohawk College and Walters Inc. launch program to meet skilled trades shortage

One of North America’s leading steel fabricators has joined forces with Mohawk College to get ahead of a looming skills shortage and give students a unique opportunity to learn and earn. Walters Inc. and Mohawk have launched a two-semester Mechanical Techniques Welding and Fabrication certificate program. The inaugural class of 11 students work paid shifts Thursdays and Fridays at Walters’ new plant in Stoney Creek doing structural steel fitting.

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