Who we are
We are Building to Last
Welcome to NDC Trades, the Black Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to educating black, immigrant, indigenous youth, and their communities about the vast career opportunities in the skilled trades.
How NDC Started
Led by our visionary founder, a master electrician with 16 years of industry experience, we have partnered with local trades unions to create a transformative platform that opens doors and sparks inspiration within underserved communities. Through our programming, mentorship initiatives, job site tours, and community engagement, we strive to empower individuals, one step at a time.
We recognize and understand the unique challenges and barriers that Black youth often face when pursuing good careers. We believe in addressing these obstacles head-on and creating pathways to success. One of the primary barriers is the lack of knowledge and information about the vast opportunities available in the skilled trades. Many Black youth are unaware of the potential career paths, the skills required, and the financial stability that trades can provide. Through our initiatives, we aim to bridge this information gap, ensuring that Black youth are equipped with the knowledge and resources to make informed decisions about their futures.
NDC Trades (Neighbourhood Developing Careers) is not just a non-profit organization, it is a community of people who are dedicated to empowering underserved communities with knowledge about career opportunities in the skilled trades. We believe that everyone deserves a chance to build a better future, regardless of their background, and we are committed to making this a reality for our community.
We strive to bridge the information gap created when underrepresented groups devalue the trades as a desirable career through communications, outreach, and events. It is Neighbourhood Developing Careers’ ongoing mission to provide education, guidance, and mentoring to Black, racialized and newcomer youth and their families, connecting them to opportunities for rewarding careers in the trades.
At NDC Trades, we believe that dreams have the power to shape futures. With our hands-on experience and deep understanding of the challenges faced by underrepresented communities, we are committed to providing comprehensive resources, mentorship, and support to individuals who aspire to pursue careers in the skilled trades.
Let's shape a future where dreams are realized and futures are built in the skilled trades industry.
Together, our team is driven by a shared vision of creating a future where Black, immigrant, and Indigenous youth have equal access to rewarding careers in the skilled trades. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment where every individual can thrive. With our diverse skills, experiences, and unwavering dedication, we are here to guide, inspire, and empower the next generation of skilled tradespeople.