In order to create the Try-A-Trade: Ship Repair and Fabrication Program, Heddle Shipyards in Hamilton, Ontario has partnered with Mohawk College.
The training course offered by Mohawk College includes instruction in technical skills, training in health and safety, an evaluation of literacy and fundamental skills, and instruction in employability skills. After that, students will complete an 8-week paid placement at Heddle Shipyards where they will rotate through departments like Blasting & Painting, Steel/Welding, and Mechanical to gain practical experience while being supervised by knowledgeable mentors.
Through this cutting-edge skills development program, we are delighted to have 12 Mohawk students explore careers in shipyard operations so far. Heddle is persistently committed to playing our part in generating highly desirable positions in the skilled trades that are essential to reviving shipbuilding in Ontario.
About Heddle Shipyards
Heddle Shipyards are the Largest Canadian Ship Repair and Construction Company on the Great Lakes.
Heddle Shipyards has operated shipyards in Canada for over 30 years. Our success is based on our commitment to safety, hard work and innovative thinking.
With facilities across the Great Lakes, Heddle Shipyards is on course to be recognized as the most reliable provider of ship repair services in Canada. We strive to exceed industry standards for quality, health and safety, and to build meaningful and consistent relationships with our customers, suppliers, partners and employees.
Our core business is ship repair and maintenance. We also offer a range of complimentary Vessel Lifecycle Services, from new builds to vessel recycling. We excel in Heavy Industrial Fabrication Services as well as Project Support Services.
Over the past 30 years, we have built a team of experts that are capable of solving complex repair and maintenance projects. We have leveraged our skills, experience and expertise to diversify our business and earn long-term customers in various industries, including Offshore Energy, Civil Infrastructure, Marine Infrastructure and Resource Extraction (i.e. fish farming, mining & forestry etc.).