Skilled Trades

Your Bridge
from Classroom
to Career

Our programs prepare students for entry-level employment in various in-demand skilled trades. Developed through strong industry partnerships and driven by the latest industry equipment and technologies, our programs help students learn through a combination of classroom instruction, labs, and work experience, so they emerge ready to excel in their chosen career.

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A Skilled Trades program is a great fit if you’re naturally curious, like working with both your hands and your mind, and are a born problem solver who wants to understand what makes things tick. Each program provides unique training and practice opportunities to give you a solid foundation for your chosen career.

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Our graduates find work in multiple industries and sectors depending on their trade, including construction, electrical, carpentry, welding, printing and manufacturing. Employment prospects are strong, especially for graduates with Level 1 Apprenticeship accreditation. Those who progress to Red Seal can also teach.

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Three Automotive Service Technician students standing underneath a car that has been raised with a lift

The Automotive Service Technician program provides students with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to enter into the motor vehicle repair industry. Students will learn theory and its practical application while working on automobiles in a shop setting, by performing repairs, and by applying basic diagnostic and troubleshooting techniques.

CAD Technician students sitting around a table listening to the teacher lecturing

The CAD Technician program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to translate ideas, sketches and specifications into accurate working drawings using both manual and computer-assisted drafting techniques.

Carpentry students working in front of various blade saws

The Carpentry program provides students with the knowledge and skills to gain employment in the construction industry, including home building and renovations. Our program covers all practical skills and knowledge that you’ll find in the Level 1 Carpentry Apprenticeship program, plus additional topics found in higher levels of the Apprenticeship training program.

Two Culinary students standing in front of stove flipping vegetables in a skillet

The Culinary Arts and Design program provides students with the practical skills and knowledge required to enter the food service industry. The program is Level 1 apprenticeship accredited and allows experienced food production personnel to enhance existing skills.

Two Electrical Applications students working inside a house that is being built

The Electrical Applications program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to install, operate, troubleshoot, service and repair electrical equipment in residential, commercial and industrial settings. The program includes studies of motors, generators, transformers, electrical systems, and a wide variety of control equipment.

Electronics Technician student working with their teacher, testing a circuit board with various electronic testing equipment

The Electronics Technician program provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills applicable to electronic and electrical components, and the devices and circuits used in industrial settings. These skills are acquired through a variety of theory and lab exercises, and through related projects including the construction of a power supply using electronic test equipment, fabrication equipment, and soldering.

Three Graphic and Print Technician students standing in front of a printing press

With our Graphic and Print Technician program, you will learn the entire process of printing production from design and pre-press, through to print production and post press finishing operations. You’ll receive a balance of solid theoretical background, valuable production skills and the appropriate work attitudes to prepare you for opportunities you’ll find in the design and printing industry. Best of all, at MITT we have the latest state-of-the-art digital press to learn and work with.

Two Hairstyling students standing with the teacher working on a mannequin's hair

The MITT hairstyling program gives you the edge you need to succeed. Studying in our full service salon, you will have the opportunity to practice and perform all types of top styling techniques, as well as men’s and women’s haircuts, colour or chemical texture service. The hairstyling program is accredited by Apprenticeship Manitoba and is designed in consultation with industry to ensure that our modern lessons meet the needs of employers.

Two Industrial Mechanic/Millwright students with their teacher working on a piece of machinery in a classroom setting.

Our renowned Millwright program trains you to diagnose problems in modern industrial machinery, and create solutions to keep things running smoothly. You might mill custom parts, or invent your own tools to get the job done. Students of this program regularly win provincial and national awards as they become sought-after professionals upon graduation.

Industrial Welder student, welding a square box

The Industrial Welding program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design and build products by cutting and joining ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Students will design and fabricate projects using current welding and fabrication equipment, which simulates an industrial shop environment. The MITT welding program is affiliated with CWA (Canadian Welding Association) and CWB (Canadian Welding Bureau).

Three Motosport Technician students and their teacher working on an ATV

The Motosport Technician program provides students with the knowledge to develop skills in tool and equipment operation required to maintain, repair or rebuild motorcycles, snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles. Students will build a foundation on vehicle systems including tune-up and diagnostics and learn about advanced technologies such as fuel injection and anti-lock brake systems.

Frequently Asked

  1. We offer limited part-time programming through our Lifelong Learning initiative. Most MITT programs are full-time studies, with classes running Monday to Friday. We offer some flexible day and evening programs, and the majority or programs can be completed in less than a year.
  2. The average duration for our post-secondary certificate programs is 10-months full-time studies and 2-years for diploma programs. For specific program details please view our program listing.
  3. The average entrance level salary can vary by job, employer and level of education and experience. Interested in learning more about the career you could pursue after completing a MITT program? Check out our Career Pathways pages for some free career exploration resources. Learn more about our programs, labour market information and employment statistics that can help you make an informed career decision.
  4. Employment and success rates vary by intake and program. A 2019 survey conducted by MITT showed that 90% of the 1,500 MITT graduates surveyed are currently working in their area of study.
  5. MITT offers intakes for domestic students in Fall, Winter and Spring. Applications open six months before the program start date, and the application deadline is two months before the program start date, or until the program waitlist has been filled. For program-specific start dates, please view our program listing.
  6. As a public institution, MITT is pleased to offer students an affordable post-secondary education experience. Tuition and fees vary by program. For program-specific details, please view Tuition & Fees.
  7. The ideal situation for a student is to cover their tuition and living costs with personal savings and/or family support. This is ideal, but not always possible. However, lack of financial support should not be a barrier to entering full-time studies.

    The next best option to help students cover their expenses while studying is a government student loan issued through their province of residence and the Government of Canada.

    Government loans are easy to apply for online, take all study and living costs into account, and automatically link students to grants and bursaries that do not need to be repaid. When it comes time to repay your government student loan, the interest rate and payment options are very flexible and affordable compared to other types of lenders.

    For further details about student loans, please visit Student Loans and Manitoba Student Aid
  8. Entrance requirements vary by program and student type. For program-specific entrance requirements, please visit Program Listing, Program Specific Requirements and English Language Proficiency.
  9. MITT offers a number of bursaries, scholarships and awards that can help offset your expenses while studying in our programs. Bursaries are offered in the fall, winter and spring terms each year for students with a demonstrated financial need and minimum academic standing.

    Every year, millions of dollars are donated by organizations across the country for entrance scholarships. Future MITT students are encouraged to research and apply for every scholarship and award opportunity where they meet some or all of the selection criteria. For a list of free resources, please visit:
  10. MITT has six convenient locations across Winnipeg:
    Henlow Campus – 130 Henlow Bay
    • Auto Mechanics
    • Business Administrative Assistant
    • CAD Technician
    • Culinary Arts and Design
    • Cyber Defence and Cloud Administration
    • Early Childhood Education Diploma
    • Hairstyling
    • Industrial Mechanic/Millwright
    • Industrial Welding
    • Motosport Technician
    • Network and Computer Technology
    • Network Security Diploma
    • Software Developer

    Fultz Campus – 7 Fultz Blvd
    • Carpentry
    • Electrical Applications
    • Graphic and Print Technician
    • Industrial Electronics

    Pembina Campus – 1551 Pembina Hwy
    • Health Care Aide and Unit Clerk
    • Hospitality Management
    • Hotel and Hospitality Services
    • Medical Office Assistant
    • Pharmacy Technician
    • Rehabilitation Assistant
    • Health Care Aide and Unit Clerk
    • Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Management
    • Post-Graduate Diploma Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    • Post-Graduate Certificate in International Business
    • Post-Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management
    • Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Learning and Development

    English Language Institute – 67 Scurfield Blvd
    English Language Centre – 609 Erin St.