Skilled Trades

Skilled Trades Department:

The duties of this department are to work with the skilled trades workers in our union on apprenticeship applications, and develop protective language covering situations relating to skilled trades and general skilled trades policy. For more information, contact:

Pat Blackwood, Director of Skilled Trades at: or Pat Blackwood

Skilled Trades Union Education Program:

The CAW Skilled Trades Union Education Program is a week-long course held in Port Elgin.  It is open to all skilled trades from the units where the program has been bargained (Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, General Dynamics, and Bombardier/DeHavilland).  More information can be found here.


For more information about the CAW Skilled Trades department follow the links below, or visit the CAW Skilled Trades Council website.