Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre

Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre | Ohsweken, Ont. | Founded 2003

Courtesy of Darryl Smart/OSTTC

Located in the heart of Ohsweken, a village on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, the Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre (OSTTC) offers skills, trades, academic upgrading and professional development programs. OSTTC takes a holistic approach to employability, grounded in Indigenous knowledge. Students engage in cultural, wellness and employment workshops and create post-graduation plans. Accredited programs with Mohawk, Fanshawe and Conestoga colleges are available.

OSTTC’s main campus includes a student lounge and wellness room, a computer lab and a specialized classroom for aesthetician students. OSTTC’s Multi-Trades Building hosts a range of hands-on trades offerings. In construction programs, students craft items needed by the surrounding community, including benches and a gazebo for a local skate park. OSTTC partnered with the Walters Group, a steel construction company, to customize the school’s metal fabrication program; students can be hired directly out of the program. Other unique offerings include an introduction to the Cayuga language and an introduction to Indigenous radio broadcasting.

Cool Options
Entrepreneur Social Media Marketing: This program helps entrepreneurs navigate the virtual business environment.
Work Ready Indigenous Trades Experience: Students travel to employer work sites for training.
Employment Readiness: Students learn job skills related to Six Nations culture before completing an eight-week placement.

Popular Programs
• Welding
• Self-Employment Assistance
• Aesthetics

School Size

• Certificate: $700-$18,500

Residence Offerings

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