Welcome from the Dean

Sheldon Anderson

As the Dean of the Centre for Trades and Apprenticeships (CTRA) at Lethbridge College, I am very excited to welcome you to our webpage as a current or prospective student, a family member or part of our local, national or global community. No matter your age, race, gender or socioeconomic status, you can find success in our programs. You will find that I am passionate about trades programming, as I hold three Red Seal journeyman certificates myself.

Trades have been part of the foundation of Lethbridge College since it first opened its doors in 1957. Trades are the economic engine of our communities, provinces and country. Our centre can provide you with the critical thinking and problem-solving skills crucial to compete in this fast-paced, exciting environment. We are proud to be part of the solution for solving the skilled labour shortage in Alberta.

Our centre houses the School of Culinary Arts, the School of Construction Trades, the Crooks School of Transportation, and the School of Renewable Energy. Our faculty members bring a wealth of knowledge and experiences in industry that make our theoretical and practical training second to none. We value the student experience and prepare our learners to be economical and societal contributors. We look forward to helping you find a rewarding career in the trades.

Hope to see you on campus soon! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about our programs or a future in the trades.

Sheldon Anderson
Dean

Centre Spotlight

Aquaponics

Aquaponics research project

In conjunction with researchers from the Aquaculture Centre of Excellence, Rob Sonnenberg is involved in an Integrated Fish and Plant Systems project made possible by a $2.1 million grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Rob’s focus is examining the quality and consumer acceptance of aquaponics produce.

Wind Turbine Tech

New Wind Turbine Technician partnership

When working hundreds of feet in the air, there is no room for error. A new partnership with TEAM-1 Academy Inc., one of the world’s leading safety and rescue training companies, will ensure students in Lethbridge College’s Wind Turbine Technician program are trained to handle that challenge as they enter their careers. TEAM-1 Academy will provide world-class training and equipment to the college’s students and faculty over the next three years.

Skills Canada

Plumbing apprentice shines at Skills Canada

A first-year plumbing apprentice from Lethbridge College won a silver medal at the Skills Canada National Competition in Halifax in May 2019. Justin Dekok, 19, joined 60 other high school and post-secondary students on Team Alberta at the national competition in trades and technology. Dekok also won silver and a chance to compete nationally at the Provincial Skllls Canada Competition in Edmonton May 8 and 9.

To read more about Dekok and to see photos from his time in Edmonton, please visit the News section of our website. The photo above is courtesy of the Skills Canada National Competition.

Schools & Programs

School of Construction Trades

School of Construction Trades

Today’s skilled tradespeople create, maintain, and innovate the products of the world, whether by shaping the elements themselves or seeing how the equipment and components come together to make those products. Whether a three or four year apprenticeship will provide you a pathway to the all of great things that a craftsperson can accomplish.

Program assistant
Corri Fellger
Program chair (Carpenter Apprenticeship)
Shawn Scotney
Program chair (Electrician Apprenticeship)
Justin Wynder
Program chair (Plumber Apprenticeship)
Logan Fulwiler
Program chair (Welder & Wire Process Operator Apprenticeships)
Dave Heins
School of Culinary Arts

School of Culinary Arts

Whether you choose to take our Culinary Careers diploma program or the Weekly Apprenticeship Training System (WATS) for cooks or bakers, our hands-on approach will provide you with the experience and knowledge you’ll need to work in the culinary career of your dreams. All three of our programs can lead to a Red Seal designation, allowing you to practise your trade anywhere in Canada without having to write additional exams.

Program chair
Doug Overes
Program assistant
Carole Mickey
School of Renewable Energy

School of Renewable Energy

The School of Renewable Energy is currently home to Canada’s largest Wind Turbine Technician program. We are housed in the new, state-of-the-art Trades, Technologies and Innovation Facility, located at the south end of Lethbridge College. Stay tuned, as other renewable energy related programs are currently under development.

Program chair
Colin Wynder
Program assistant
Corri Fellger
Crooks School of Transportation

Crooks School of Transportation

The Crooks School of Transportation is a progressive school covering Automotive, Parts, Heavy Equipment and Agricultural Technology programs. The school offers all sections of apprenticeship offerings in all these trades as well as a certificate program in automotive service and another in agriculture and heavy equipment technician studies. The school is housed in the new, state-of-the-art Trades, Technologies and Innovation Facility, and it features well-maintained training equipment and professional instructors with substantial industry experience.

Program chair
Kevin Wiber
Program assistant
Corri Fellger

Activities & Events

Skills Canada

South West Regional Skills Competition

High school students from across southern Alberta will be on Lethbridge College’s campus to take part in the South West Regional Skills completion. Competitions range from cabinet making and welding to baking and video production. This event, which is a partnership involving the college, Career Transitions and Skills Canada Alberta, will be held April 4, 2020.

Wind Industry Day

Wind Industry Day

Our inaugural Wind Industry Day will offer an experience for students to explore the tools, equipment and technology used in the Wind Turbine industry. Student can discover what it will be like to work in the field by networking with industry members. Event will take place on March 19, 2020. Email tradeslc@lethbridgecollege.ca for more information.

Key Contacts

Sheldon Anderson
Dean
Sheldon Anderson
Jeremy Lauzon
Associate Dean
Jeremy Lauzon
Stephanie Schlossberger
Senior Administrative Assistant
Stephanie Schlossberger