Welcome to the School of Skilled Trades
Are you ready to DEFINE YOUR EDGE and turn risk into opportunity? The EDGE is a place reserved for those with confidence, where ideas become solutions, and the future distinguishes itself from the past.
From electrical experts to parts technicians and construction craftspeople, there is an NWP technician or journeyperson in every corner of the skilled trades. Our hands-on approach to learning, delivered by industry-trained professionals, develop industry leaders with the skill and leading edge to achieve.
Industry partnerships with global corporations like Caterpillar Inc. and Finning Canada give our graduates highly
sought-after skills and a head start into careers maintaining some of the largest machinery on earth. We are
proud to host the only authorized Harley-Davidson® Training Centre in Canada, and have graduated dozens of
technicians who keep the sound of these iconic machines rumbling along highways across the globe.
Whether you choose a rewarding apprenticeship or a more condensed certificate program, a productive future is
Apprenticeship programs are the perfect way to jump-start your career if you have a connection to an employer
and knowledge or experience in an area of the skilled trades. Your training will consist of classroom time
and on-the-job training, which allows you to learn and earn while you power up your path to becoming a
To become an apprentice, you must be at least 16 years old and meet the minimum educational requirements for
your trade. Typically apprentices train for four years and then write provincial examinations set by
industry and the Government of Alberta. Once you successfully complete your apprenticeship, you will be
certified by the Province as a qualified tradesperson or journeyperson. Upon completion of the program, you
may also write interprovincial exams to obtain Red Seal status.
Tinker with tools and vehicles as you study automotive repair, maintenance, and diagnostic skills
needed to drive a successful career in the automotive industry.
Nail down a career while you work. Learn how to plan sequences, study blueprints and select
appropriate material for commercial and residential building projects.
Generate a bright future by learning to test and measure voltage. Gain the skills to interpret
drawings, and safely install, maintain, and repair electrical systems.
Fuel your future as a gasfitter. Learn to identify and select the correct piping and related materials to repair, install, and service natural gas and propane piping.
Power up your profession by getting hands on with heavy-duty vehicles and industrial equipment.
Learn how to assess, maintain and service industry’s biggest workhorses.
Craft your career, and gain an understanding of schematic drawings, as well as skills to determine work procedures, repair and maintain stationary industrial machinery.
Control the flow of your career as you study how to inspect, install, and repair instruments and
systems used in commercial and industrial processing.
Get qualified and rev up your job prospects by learning to restore, assemble, maintain, and replace
parts to keep motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles running smoothly.
Expand your knowledge about inventory control, ordering, warehousing, and parts sales for a career in any warehouse or industrial facility.
Turn on the taps to your talents and learn the skills to interpret building plans, install pipes,
assemble valves, and plan plumbing systems for residential and commercial projects.
Find your fit. Connect theory and practice as you qualify to work with materials used to fabricate,
assemble, maintain and repair complex indoor and outdoor piping systems.
Heat up your job options working with metals to fabricate construction components. Learn to use
testing equipment, study blueprints and produce strong welded parts.
Certificate and diploma programs allow students to pursue a career in the skilled trades without a
connection to an employer or technical experience. Generally, the admission requirements are more
relaxed than apprenticeship programs, so you can learn the necessary skills to show prospective
employers your commitment to the trade of interest.
At NWP, we will provide you with full background information about the trade, giving you a complete
understanding of industry practices. With the help of our experienced instructors, you will receive the
knowledge, training and work experience you need to crank up your career prospects in the skilled
Ratchet up distinctive skills and gain specialized knowledge about the maintenance, restoration,
inspection, and assembly of Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
This globally recognized program will give you a huge advantage. Our technical training
with Caterpillar Inc. and Finning Canada is truly one-of-a-kind.