YYC Pre-Apprenticeship Carpentry Training Program

YYC Pre-Apprenticeship Carpentry Training Program


YYC Pre-Apprenticeship Carpentry Training Program

The Foundational Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship training program has been designed for individuals to train and learn about the trade of carpentry.

The approach to the program provides a strong foundational component and offers pre-apprenticeship training with the aim of providing essential and fundamental trades skills to be a carpenter helper or apprentice, which will in turn allow you to pursue employment.

The goal of this apprenticeship training is to equip you with the appropriate skills and certification to become trained in the carpentry trade, and to pave the way for further training.

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This course covers the following:

  • Academic Upgrading which includes:
    • English and Communication Skills
    • Math and Science Fundamentals
  • Pre-Apprentice Carpentry Theory
  • Applied Skills Development Training/ SAIT Pre-Apprenticeship Hands-On Training:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of worksite safety practices on residential and commercial job sites.
  • Demonstrate awareness of safe work practices, and explain their personal safety responsibilities in keeping workplaces safe.
  • Identify common tools used in carpentry trades and describe their applications.
  • Demonstrate safe use of basic hand and power tools used in the carpentry trade.
  • Extract relevant information from basic drawings and designs.
  • Interpret and apply the information in basic drawings to complete a project.
  • Demonstrate woodworking skills including measuring, cutting, fastening, and finishing.
  • Understand and explain the design and building processes for floor, wall, and roof framing.
  • Demonstrate awareness of different building materials and their applications.
  • Describe considerations for working with different types of wood and materials.
  • Plan, prepare, and complete woodworking projects.
  • Demonstrate fundamental applied woodwork skills through projects such as:
    • Residential floor, roof, and wall frame.
    • Internal drywall, decorating, and finishing.
    • External siding and shingling.
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Safety Training
  • Standard First Aid Training
  • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems) 2015
  • H2S Alive
  • Construction Safety Training System CSTS-09
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Fall Protection
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Employment Preparation:
  • Communication, workplace integration and employment preparation
  • Occupational English & communication
  • Life & work management skills
  • Occupational health & safety
  • General employment preparation
  • Work Experience with the Industry
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • 18 years old and older
  • Unemployed or marginally employed due to limited essential skills and occupational language skills, lack of knowledge of Canadian employment practices and lack of Canadian experience
  • Eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) or Income Support, as assessed by Alberta Government/ Advanced Education
  • Physically fit and capable of working long shifts
  • Class 5 driver’s license is an asset
  • Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark 5
  • Strong interest in establishing a career in the plumbing trade
  • Good interpersonal relationship skills
  • Indoors and outdoors
  • Construction sites
  • Repair or maintenance work in:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Institutional structures
  • Apprentice Carpenter
  • Apprentice Carpenter-Joiner
  • Construction Carpenter
  • Maintenance Carpenter
  • Plant Carpenter
  • Floor Systems Carpenter
  • Building Carpenter
  • Maintenance Carpenter Foreman/woman
  • Finishing-Carpenter Foreman/woman
  • Carpentry Contractor/Supervisor

Program length: 24 Weeks Full-Time training | Limited Spaces Available.

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