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 the diagnostic skills needed to rev up a career in the automotive industry.
Nail down a career while you work. Learn how to plan sequences, study blueprints, and choose the right materials for various 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.
Make important connections. Learn to identify and select the correct piping and related materials to repair, install, and service natural gas and propane piping.
Get hands-on with heavy-duty vehicles and industrial equipment. Learn how to assess, maintain and service industry’s biggest workhorses.
Fine-tune your passion. Get certified in stationary industrial machinery repair and maintenance, schematic drawings, and work procedures.
Control your destiny. Study how to inspect, install, and repair instruments and systems used in commercial and industrial processing.
Rev up a career and grab tools for success as you learn how to restore, assemble, and maintain motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles.
Get skilled in ordering, warehousing, inventory control, and parts sales for a career in any warehouse or industrial facility.
Let your talents flow as you learn to install pipes, assemble valves, interpret building plans, and configure plumbing systems for residential and commercial projects.
Heat up your job prospects. Gain in-demand welding skills as you learn about precision metal fabrication, testing equipment, and blueprints.
Certificates & Diplomas
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
Steer your career in an exciting direction by learning how to repair Classic models of this legendary bike. Study the components, history and engineering changes to classic Powertrains (1970-1995).
Ratchet up distinctive skills and gain specialized expertise at Canada's only authorized training centre. Learn about the maintenance, restoration, inspection, and assembly of this legendary motorcycle.
Get your career running smoothly with a hands-on approach by learning how to repair and maintain different brands and models of street, off-road, and dual sport bikes.
Put more spark in your day with 1.5 times more instruction than the regular apprenticeship. Gain hands-on experience as you learn about basic joints, types of welds, welding symbols and weld faults.
This globally recognized program will give you a huge advantage. Our technical training partnership with Caterpillar Inc. and Finning Canada is truly one-of-a-kind.
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