Learn by doing
Fanshawe College programs are geared to learning by doing. You gain confidence by working with professors experienced in the industry who know what it takes to succeed.
By competitively obtaining co-op employment, you learn job-seeking skills. Through work experience, you increase technical knowledge, skills and understanding and gain self-confidence. Many students are offered full-time positions with their co-op employers after graduation.
Fanshawe offers the in-school component for construction skilled trades programs: Cabinet Maker, General Carpenter, Industrial Woodworker and Plumber. While on the job working for an employer willing to train you, you will be supervised by a qualified tradesperson. In the classroom, you will study theory and learn to apply your skills to practical assignments.
Women in Carpentry
Our Women in Carpentry initiative offers students a female-friendly, supportive environment to create a solid foundation for success in Fanshawe's Residential Construction and Renovation programs.
Don Crich Skills Accelerator
The Don Crich Skilled Trades Accelerator will be an entrance point for all members of the community to learn more about trades and share employment opportunities. The space will provide a central entry point for prospective students, current students and employers to find all the information they need to pursue opportunities in skilled trades.