Skilled Trades Centre

A new, state-of-the-art home for pre-trades and apprenticeship programs is coming to our Davis Campus in Brampton in Fall 2017.

About the project

The Skilled Trades Centre (STC) at our Davis Campus in Brampton will feature 130,000 square feet of state-of-the-art workshops, classrooms, facilities, machinery and equipment for Sheridan's pre-trades and apprenticeship programs.

With 52,000 square feet of workshops and lab space, portable audio visual equipment, up-to-date emergency and safety stations, sustainable building solutions including rainwater systems, LED lighting, a photovoltaic rooftop system and skylights, this building will give our skilled trades and apprenticeship students the most cutting-edge, practical and hands-on education possible.

Construction of the Skilled Trades Centre began in Spring 2015. A significant project in its magnitude, all STC programs will be fully transferred to the Davis Campus in Brampton by September 2017, in time to begin classes:

Apprenticeship programs: Electrician - Construction & Maintenance, General Machinist, Industrial Mechanic Millwright, Tool and Die Maker
Electrical Techniques
Electrical Engineering Technician
Mechanical Technician – Tool Making
Mechanical Techniques – Plumbing
Mechanical Techniques – Tool and Die Maker
Welding Techniques
Dual-Credit programs

Check with your program coordinator for more information on how and when programs will transition to their new home.


Scholarship to support women in skilled trades

The Brampton Guardian and Mississauga News recently reported on an important initiative supporting women in skilled trades. Unifor, Coca-Cola and Sheridan College have united in supporting female students in the skilled trades or post-graduate manufacturing management programs with a $30,000 scholarship.

Barb Smith

What's it like managing a large-scale construction project? Facilities Services Project Manager, Barb Smith, identifies information management as one of the "trickiest" parts of her role overseeing the construction of A-wing, the new STC building at the Davis campus in Brampton.

STC at Davis Progress

Sheridan’s mission to bring its skilled trades programs to Brampton is taking shape as the construction of their new home progresses at the Davis campus. The new A-wing building is moving steadily towards a January 2017 opening and will welcome the programs currently held at the Skilled Trades Centre (STC) in Oakville in September 2017.

Sheridan invests in the future of skilled trades at its Brampton campus

Sheridan is making a $47.5 million investment at its Davis Campus in Brampton with the construction of a new facility dedicated to the skilled trades. Work began recently on the three-storey, 130,000 sq. ft. building, designed by George Friedman Architect, which is scheduled to open to students in September 2017.

Space overview

  • 130,000 square foot facility
  • 52,000 square feet of workshops and lab space
  • 3,500 square foot Learning Commons with four group study rooms
  • 4,700 square feet of faculty offices and meeting facilities
  • Material delivery roll-up doors in each shop
  • Sustainable design, including rainwater collection, photovoltaic system, LED lighting, skylights, 3-storey atrium
  • AODA 2015 compliant
  • Connected to C Wing with a 3rd-floor bridge

Closer than you think

Goodbye Oakville, Hello Brampton

Sheridan's current Skills Training Centre in Oakville will be relocating to Brampton in Fall 2017 to join the expanding Davis Campus. This move will allow students and faculty to take advantage of all the amenities of a full service campus, including new classrooms, workshops and labs, access to exercise facilities, cafeteria dining and being part of a larger post-secondary community.

Students will also benefit by being co-located with our Engineering programs, and can pursue a collaborative education in one shared location. Bringing the two streams together will allow students to gain a more comprehensive exposure to both sides of construction — skilled trades and engineering.

Brampton has a strong reputation in advanced manufacturing, with many companies already partnering with our Faculty of Applied Science and Technology. Bringing our skilled trades and apprenticeship students to Brampton provides an outstanding opportunity to work with local industry through placements, co-ops and work-term placements.

Equally important, Sheridan will be able to provide a "one-stop-shop" for local industry to work with talented and knowledgeable manufacturing and skilled trades professionals and students.

With improved and expanded facilities, we will enhance our ability to develop top-notch, industry-ready skilled trades graduates who are capable of walking out our doors and into the workforce.

Timelapse of the construction

Have a look at the time-lapse footage of the construction of The Skilled Trades Centre from Spring 2015 to March 2016.

Get Directions

Davis Campus
7899 McLaughlin Road
Brampton, Ontario L6Y 5H9

For questions about program moves, please contact the Post-Secondary Contact Centre at the numbers and times listed below.

Oakville: 905 845-9430 / Brampton: 905 459-7533 / Hamilton: 905 681-4611
Please choose option 4.

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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