The OTT program helps give women the opportunity to become involved in trades and technologies.
Advancements in technologies, new discoveries and changing attitudes have lead to the growth in natural resources leading to an increase in jobs.
Orientation to Trades and Technology (OTT) is a program designed to give women practical experience of natural resource based industries. OTT raises the awareness that challenging, high-paying jobs in the natural resource industries are available and attainable for women.Specifically OTT is designed to provide a safe and supportive environment for women to explore trades and technology training programs.
For many women, OTT can be the first step toward an exciting, new and well-paying career.
There are seven major components in the OTT program: academic; essential work skills; personal and professional development; hands-on skills development; exploration on the natural resource sector, labour market research and job shadowing (see program outline).
The OTT program is a Women in Resource Development (WRDC) developed program and is offered at campuses of the College of the North Atlantic.
The first OTT Program has been delivered in October 1999 in Stephenville, as a Pilot Project. Since then, the program has been delivered throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.