Skilled Trades


We have moved to Davis Campus and are settling into our new, state-of-the-art building. Come and see us at the Skilled Trades Centre, 'A' wing.

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 to begin an apprenticeship.


Craig Brazil at the Taiwan Skills Competition 2018

Professor Craig Brazil, from the School of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship, recently returned from an amazing educational and cultural experience in Taichung, Taiwan. The Taiwanese Government and Worldskills Taiwan invited Craig to join 12 other Skill Competition Managers and Chief Experts in evaluating practices and procedures, and judging methods in a variety of Skilled Trade and Vocational competitions.

Craig was selected because of his significant role as the Skills Competition Manager for the Industrial Mechanic Millwright (IMM) competition at Worldskills Abu Dhabi last year. His experience in Taiwan gave him a unique perspective to explore how things are done. Craig said his experience abroad will enhance what he brings to the classroom, and to his students, this year.

Craig's expertise in IMM makes him a sought after resource for skills competitions. He'll be heading to Kazan, Russia in 2019 to enjoy another year of being a Skills Competition Manager.

Pedal-powered water purification system

In October 2017, Craig Brazil, professor and coordinator of Sheridan’s Industrial Mechanical Millwright (IMM) program, along with Simon Heathcote, Lab Manager in the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST), had a leading role at Worldskills Abu Dhabi, with Craig serving as the IMM Competition Manager.

One initiative that came out of World Skills Abu Dhabi 2017 was the sustainable Test Project, which aimed to increase access to clean water. To continue this work, we’re proud to announce that Sheridan College has partnered with DHL Trade Fairs and Events GmbH to donate six pedal powered water pump and purification bikes to UNIDO.

Ceremonial Mace Design Challenge

You could earn the honour of being THE designer of Sheridan's ceremonial mace.

For use at convocation and other important Sheridan events, Sheridan's
ceremonial mace will embody and reflect Sheridan’s unique identity.

Individual Sheridan students or Sheridan student-employee teams comprised of at least 50% student members are eligible to participate. The design will be 100% Sheridan, from concept to production, using Sheridan's workshops and facilities.

Get involved, get creative and get busy designing our first-ever ceremonial mace!

Design submissions are due by midnight on September 20th.

Jake Doan takes Silver at Skills Canada

On June 4th and 5th, Sheridan students from the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology competed in the 2018 Skills Canada competition, in Edmonton, AB. The Silver medal winner in the Industrial Mechanic Millwright (IMM) competition was STC's Jake Doan, who was competing against 9 others from around Canada. Jake is part of Sheridan’s IMM Program.

At this year’s competition, Jake completed a total of 4 challenges--each lasting 3 hours over a 2-day period. The challenges included turning on a lathe, building a sequential cascading circuit with safety interlocks, stainless steel tube bending with pressure tests up to 2000 psi, and laser shaft alignment. Jake will now move on to compete in a 4-day trial against the 3rd place competitor to represent Canada at the 2019 WorldSkills competition in Kazan, Russia 2019.

Congratulations Jake. We'll be cheering you on!


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

Cathie Muirhead
Academic Portfolio Administrator
Ext. 8078
Room: A203, STC at Davis

Marya Gray
Program Support Specialist
Ext. 8011
Room: A203, STC at Davis

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


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

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

Steve Summers
Coordinator – Welding Program
Ext. 8077
Room A203, STC at Davis

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

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

Nancy Potter
Coordinator – Mathematics-Skilled Trades Programs
Ext. 8023
Room A203, STC at Davis