Skilled Trades at Georgian College: Build an in-demand career

Skilled Trades

Build an in-demand career

There is a shortage of skilled trades workers in Canada, so if you like working with your hands, this is a great time to start. Georgian has outstanding facilities, faculty and employer connections to help you accelerate your career.

Why Skilled Trades at Georgian?


  • Prepare for an in-demand career in the skilled trades
  • Open up an entire industry full of career opportunities
  • Become job-ready from here, or begin your apprenticeship
  • Our state-of-the-art labs and equipment, along with expert faculty and employer connections, will give you the advantage after graduation
  • Dedicated skilled trades labs offer exceptional hands-on learning opportunities, from welding to hairstyling!
  • Learn through a mix of in-class instruction and project-based learning
  • Enjoy smaller class sizes, taught by experienced, certified instructors in skilled trades


Skilled Trades Electrical Techniques graduate Theresa Marcotte
Georgian gave me the knowledge I needed to change my career. They showed me how to use the tools and how to read the information – things I do every single day in my job. What I liked most about studying at the Midland Campus was that it wasn’t too big. The teachers were always there and willing to help.Theresa Marcotte, Panel Builder at Walker Panels and graduate of Georgian’s Electrical Techniques program

Learning experiences

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Barrie Campus

Our Barrie Campus has a dedicated Centre for Skilled Trades. The building features a woodworking shop, hairstyling studio, precision skills shop and robotics lab.

In these outstanding facilities, students engage with materials, tools, equipment and machinery of the trade, just like in work environments.


Midland Campus

Georgian’s Robbert Hartog Midland Campus offers exceptional apprenticeship and skills training, providing the industry with a vital, highly-qualified workforce.

Skilled Trades students benefit from 67,000 square feet of learning space, including 39,000 square feet of dedicated shop space.

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Muskoka Campus

Our Muskoka Campus, located in beautiful Bracebridge, is home to state-of-the-art skilled trades facilities.

Featuring 18,000 square feet of learning space, the Muskoka Campus includes a 7,000-square-foot carpentry shop and a 300-square-foot paint and finishing room.

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Owen Sound Campus

Skilled trades are an important focus at Georgian’s Owen Sound Campus, featuring a range of dedicated learning labs and equipment.

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the electrical, welding, gas or carpentry industries, get the specialized, hands-on training you need in Owen Sound.

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