Skilled Trades


Located at Sheridan's Davis Campus, the Skilled Trades Centre is a state-of-the-art training facility offering industry-grade equipment and tools in bright, spacious labs and workshops.

Sheridan’s skilled trades programs provide students with practical skills and knowledge in industrial and/or construction trade sectors. Learning in well-equipped, state-of-the-art labs and workshops provides students the opportunity to apply theory with hands-on projects, making them better prepared to enter today’s fast-paced work force.

Upon graduation students will have learned in industry-standard workshops, developing the skills of their chosen profession. Grads leave Sheridan ready and able to begin an apprenticeship.


2020 Skills Sheridan Competition

The highly anticipated, 3rd Annual Skills Sheridan Competition took place at the Davis Campus on Wednesday, March 4th. This exciting event began with the School of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship in 2018, and is now a college-wide competition.

This year, we had 12 sponsors and over 200 students participating in 14 competitions. These numbers are expected to grow in the coming years. Also new this year was the inclusion of Dual Credit students from local high schools participating in the Electrical-Residential competition.

Our utmost gratitude for the day's success goes out to our sponsors, the many Sheridan staff involved from various schools and departments, and especially to our awesome participating students. A great day from start to finish

2020 Women in the Trades

Over 100 female high school students from Peel region braved a snowy day to attend Skills Ontario's Women in the Trades event on Feb 26th at the Davis Campus.

Mackenzie Gillan, a recent graduate of a skilled trades program and an employed Powerline Technician, delivered the keynote address offering a glimpse into her occupational journey. After her keynote, Mackenzie joined an impressive panel of six women in trades and technology who shared their experiences, challenges, doubts, solutions and rewards around being a woman in traditionally male-dominated professions.

After lunch, the young women had the opportunity to get 'hands-on' in the Welding and Electrical Labs at the Skilled Trades Centre, and participate in planned activities.

It was an honour to be able to provide an engaged group of young women a female perspective into skilled trades and technology, and allowing them the chance to learn about potential careers they may not have considered previously.

Skilled Trades represents at 'A Future that Fits'

We were so pleased to be able to represent Sheridan at the 2nd Annual “A Future that Fits” event held at the Velodrome in Milton. The event welcomed over 1,700 grade 10 students from the Halton District School Board. Students enjoyed hands-on activities and learned about Specialist High Skills Major programs as well as the successful careers these programs can lead to in this day-long event.

David Bradley, representing Sheridan College and the School of Skilled Trades, was onsite to help students explore and learn more about SHSM programming and career opportunities in the skilled trades. A big thank you to the organizers of 'A Future that Fits' for inviting us to attend and educate high school students about careers in the Skilled Trades, and to David Bradley for representing the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology.

2019 World Skills - Jake Doan earns a Medallion for Excellence

Congratulations to Jake Doan, Sheridan's Industrial Mechanic Millwright competitor, at the WorldSkills Competition in Kazan, Russia. Jake earned a Medallion for Excellence for his outstanding effort and impressive results at WorldSkills. Jake, we are so proud of your success. Congrats!


Daniel Liao
Associate Dean
Ext. 5462
Room: A203, STC at Davis

Irene Farjou-Holford
Academic Portfolio Administrator
Ext. 8021
Room: A203, STC at Davis

Alyssa Bellisario / Gianne Ferron
Program Support Specialists /
Ext. 5770 / 8114
Room: A203, STC at Davis

Dan Hammond
School Coordinator
Ext. 8161
Room A203, STC at Davis


Anna Strachan
Program Coordinator – Precision Manufacturing Programs
Ext. 5826
Room A203, STC at Davis

Brian Vintinner
Program Coordinator – Industrial Mechanic Millwright
Room A203, STC at Davis

Dave Hillman
Program Coordinator – Welding Program
Ext. 4247
Room A203, STC at Davis

Brett Clapham
Program Coordinator - Mechanical Techniques-Plumbing
Ext. 8051
Room A203, STC at Davis

Dan Hammond
Program Coordinator – Electrical Programs
Ext. 8161
Room A203, STC at Davis

Nancy Potter
Math Tutoring Team Leader - Skilled Trades Programs
Ext. 8023
Room A203, STC at Davis