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Conestoga College trade school ranked top-3 in Canada

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 12, 2022

The demand for skilled tradespeople has sky-rocketed in the last decade. Over the last two years, it has become even more apparent that the work mechanics, carpenters, welders, electricians and others do is particularly important – it cannot be outsourced, automated or done remotely.

Therefore, if your business requires exceptionally skilled trades professionals to operate, you need to be located in an area where you can find, attract and retain that kind of top talent. Thanks to Conestoga College, Waterloo is one of the first places you should look.

Conestoga College was recently named the 3rd best trade school in Canada by CourseCompare. The ranking cited Conestoga’s technology-enhanced learning, large electrical training facility and wide range of experiential learning opportunities that help students integrate seamlessly and effectively into the workforce after graduation.

Plus, Conestoga College is set to open the most comprehensive and high-quality trades facility in Ontario within the year – in the heart of Canada’s largest manufacturing corridor – which will only fuel more exceptional growth in the skilled trades at the school. Some of the trades programs included at the school are:

  • Construction Techniques (Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry and Masonry)
  • Motive Power Fundamentals (Automotive and Heavy-Duty Equipment Repair)
  • Welding Techniques
  • Electro Mechanical and Automation Maintenance
  • Mechanical Technician
  • Welding and Fabrication Technician
  • Carpentry and Renovation Technician

With 23,000+ students, Conestoga College is one of the fastest-growing colleges in Ontario and is widely recognized as a leader in polytechnic education. In addition to the skilled trades, the school has a reputation for producing work-ready talent in technology, advanced manufacturing and more. Plus, students can earn fully accredited engineering degrees at Conestoga College. It also happens to be one of the country’s top research colleges, with leading research facilities in smart manufacturing, supply chain management and food processing.

 

By locating, relocating or expanding to Waterloo, your company can take advantage of the top talent produced by Conestoga College. Contact the Waterloo EDC team to learn more.


 

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