Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre


Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre provides education and vocational training that meet the needs of its Indigenous community.

The Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre (OSTTC) is a community owned Indigenous training and post-secondary institute that has been educating, training, and certifying The Six Nations of the Grand River Territory and surrounding communities since first opening its doors in 2003. OSTTC is wholly owned by the Grand River Employment and Training Inc. and located in the heart of the village of Ohsweken. OSTTC was established to address employer needs for skilled workers and the needs of individuals looking to increase employability and employment skills. The word Ogwehoweh is Cayuga for “People of Turtle Island”. And putting the needs of our people first, is our priority.

Specializing in trades training, education, and professional development, allows OSTTC to meet the needs in the labour market, offering employability and empowerment to individuals of its programming. The Centre provides courses in pre-trades/pre-technology, academic upgrading, pre-apprenticeship, youth programming, and small business management.

Always interested in meeting the needs of many employers and employees through good working employer relations, allows for custom training programs developed to meet the needs of open employment opportunities.

By analyzing labour market needs and staying on top of market trends to develop training programs and certifications, provides students with employment opportunities and a competitive edge. The programs offer state of the art classrooms, trade bays, computer labs, automotive, gas fitting, and construction work areas for students to acquire a practical hands-on learning experience. With a full complement of qualified instructors, and class sizes on average of 12-15 students per 1 instructor maximizes the learning experience. The institute currently houses several computer labs with certified training that is recognized by Microsoft and other industry standards. OSTTC also offers certified training in welding, automotive and construction trades that run on demand of the individuals needs.

OSTTC is committed to meeting the demands of the labour market for its people and will continue to modify and develop courses as required.

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Key Programs

Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre is committed to providing provincially and nationally certified training in trades as well as academic upgrading, computer training, and professional development.

Programs include:

  • Auto Restoration
  • GED
  • Electrical
  • Customer Service
  • Metal Fabrication in Welding
  • Motive Power-Automotive Repair
  • Introduction to Eco-Tourism
  • Business Plan Development
  • Welding Level 1
  • Academic Upgrading (Basic Math, Grade 11 Math, Grade 12 Math, Grade 12 Physics)
  • Bookkeeping
  • Manufacturing Technology in Robotic Welding
  • Employment Readiness
  • Computer Training (Basics, PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
  • Professional Office Essentials
  • Health Care Office Assistant
  • Driver’s Education

My Choice. My Path.

“Here they sit down with you, they offer you help. They want to make sure you are going to succeed. My son goes to daycare across the road. I don’t feel it is school, I enjoy it. I wouldn’t have these opportunities anywhere else.”

Tia, Healthcare Administration
Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre

Location & Contact

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Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre campus?

16 Sunrise Ct.
Ohsweken, ON
N0A 1M0
Toll Free: 866-827-5912
Phone: 519-445-1515
Fax: 519-445-1641