Kahnawà:ke’s Economic Development Commission

Kahnawà:ke’s Economic Development Commission

Builders of the Future

The Builders of the Future Program is a unique vocational program that offers students the opportunity to study in Carpentry, Electricity and Plumbing Competencies at the First Nations Regional Adult Education Center (FNRAEC) in Kahnawà:ke. The Builders of the Future Program will be offered to Kahnawa’kehró:non on an application basis, annually, from the 2023/24 to the 2026/27 years. Each Program cohort will accept 8 students.

The first cohort began in the Fall of 2023, and each Program cohort will be 6-months long.  Students will gain approximately 600 hours of study in Carpentry, Electricity and Plumbing Competencies, followed by potential work placements in these fields.

This program will expose students to 3 trade programs, with the end goal of having students enter directly into the workforce or return to school to complete the full DEP in the trade program of their choice upon completion. Students who are admitted into the Program will receive a monthly allowance, childcare costs and any relevant study costs associated with attending.  We encourage community members who are serious about obtaining certification in these fields to apply, as there are limited spots available and we are seeking to have 100% successful completion of the program.

For comprehensive information about the program, such as eligibility criteria, necessary documentation, and additional details, please refer to the program guidelines located on the right-hand side of the page.

For more information please contact:
Drake D’Souza, Workforce Development Coordinator
450-638-4280 ext. 225


Application Form

Application Period (2024/25 Cohort): Monday, April 15th, 2024 – Friday, June 14th, 2024