Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre

Founded 2003 | Ohsweken, ON

Located in the heart of Ohsweken, a village on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, the Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre (OSTTC) offers skills, trades, academic upgrading and professional development programs. OSTTC takes a holistic approach to employability, grounded in Indigenous knowledge. Students engage in cultural, wellness and employment workshops and create post-graduation plans. Accredited programs with Mohawk, Fanshawe and Conestoga colleges are available. 

OSTTC’s main campus includes a student lounge and wellness room, a computer lab and a specialized classroom for aesthetician students. OSTTC’s Multi-Trades building hosts a range of hands-on trades offerings. In construction programs, students craft items needed by the surrounding community, including benches and a gazebo for a local skate park. OSTTC partnered with the Walters Group, a steel construction company, to customize the school’s metal fabrication program; students can be hired directly out of the program. Other unique offerings include an introduction to the Cayuga language and an introduction to Indigenous radio broadcasting. 

Popular Programs

• Early Childhood Education

• General Education Development

• Welding Techniques Level 1

• Introduction to Metal Fabricator

• Professional Office Essentials

School Size



• Diploma $7,406

• Certificate $1,464-$6,417

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• General Education Development: Students earn an Ontario high school equivalency certificate, recognized by employers and educators, so they can take their next step in life. Pre-testing is done to identify subjects they may need to improve in.

• Academic Upgrading: In this key program at OSTTC, students have the opportunity to upgrade basic math, Grade 11 and 12 math, and Grade 12 physics.

• Introduction to Land Based Tourism and Adventure: This new course, which runs in early 2024, introduces students to careers in the outdoors through land-based learning, traditional knowledge and hands-on skills. Students will become certified in wilderness first-aid training, canoe, SUP, kayak, bushcraft, fall protection awareness and more. The course consists of two wilderness expeditions, as well as cultural, wellness and skills development workshops.