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Humber Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology

110 Carrier Dr, Etobicoke ON M9W 5R1 | 416.675.5000

Beyond the Traditional Classroom

The Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology takes students beyond a traditional classroom and provides hands-on practice in a simulated worksite. On site facilities include plumbing, carpentry, electrical, millwright, welding, industrial woodworking, construction and renovation labs.

In September 2023, the 16,620 sq foot expansion will be completed to provide additional learning spaces and facilities. This will include a Refrigeration Lab, Gas and Oil Lab, AR/VR/XR Simulation Studio, Heat Plant, Study Spaces, Remote Studio and Collaboration Pods.

Masked student wearing construction apron working with a tool at a work bench

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Student in the electrical lab holding pliers wearing a safety helmet and goggles

Watch the video for a tour of Humber’s Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology.

Electrical Labs

Learn technical theory and skills in the three levels of in-school training allocated toward the electrician apprenticeship. From practice in the labs, you will learn how to perform a wide range of tasks including layout, assemble, install, repair, maintain, connect or test electrical fixtures, apparatus, control equipment and wiring for electrical systems; plan installations from blueprints, sketches and specifications and install all electronic devices; systematically diagnose faults in electrical and electronic systems and equipment, and repair or replace electrical and electronic components; measure, cut, thread, bend, assemble and install conduits and other electrical conductor enclosures; splice and terminate electrical conductors; test electrical and electronic equipment for proper function; and program and troubleshoot PLC and fire alarm systems.

Plumbing Shop

Humber's Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology is new home for Plumber Apprenticeship program. The shop that is equipped with materials and equipment that allow students to learn current trends within the plumbing industry. Students learn theoretical and practical (shop) training which includes, workplace safety, pipe and fitting materials, pipe supports and hangers, tools and piping methods, plumbing fixtures, appliances and equipment, properties of water and heat transfer, trade calculations, construction drawings and job specifications, codes, regulations and standards, drainage, venting and waste piping systems, testing or water supply, and drainage, sewage disposal, and water distribution systems.

student standing in a plumbing shop with wooden fixtures and tubes leading to faucets in the background

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a class of students all wearing safety gear while working on a construction project

Watch the video to learn about the new Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology.

Renovation Labs

Study all facets of house construction and basic building systems including building codes. Townhouse labs within the Centre provide the opportunity for students to gain practical, hands-on experience in demolition, tiling, mudding and taping, drywall and framing.

Woodworking Lab

A 10,000 square foot woodworking lab is located within The Humber Centre for Skilled Trades and Technology. Within the lab there is a large bright bench area for assembly and bench work as well as a kitchen cabinet installation area. All common industrial woodworking machines are available for student use, as well as a vacuum pressing area for curved forms and veneering, a hydraulic veneer press, three computer numerical control (CNC) routers, a CNC lathe, and a CNC dovetailer. A dedicated electronic classroom is available for lectures.

Students learn how to produce shop drawings, calculate a list of materials, cut out and assemble basic cabinetry or furniture and also apply a finish. Students will be shown how to safely operate most common stationary woodworking machinery, as well as run a number of CNC machines.

a student wearing safety googles pushing a piece of wood through a table saw

Watch the video to see students showcase their end of year capstone project to friends, faculty, and members of the industry.