PRE-APPRENTICESHIP, APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING AND RED SEAL CERTIFICATION FOR CONSTRUCTION CRAFT WORKER

This program is a partnership with the Labourers’ Local 625 Training Trust and the Government of Ontario.

Introduction

To achieve Construction Craft Worker (CCW) certification, students will participate in a rigorous Apprenticeship Program over a period of two years with the emphasis on health and safety, theoretical knowledge, craftsmanship, diverse skills training and in-field training alongside contractors and LIUNA Members. Graduates will be in high demand for employment with signatory contractors who are industry leaders in building world-class infrastructure and buildings.

Our training programs, state-of-the-art facilities and senior-level training team are highly regarded by partners such as the Government of Ontario, Ontario College of Trades, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities(MTCU), the Industrial, Commercial, Institutional sector (ICI), Heavy Construction Association, Windsor Construction Association and Workforce Windsor-Essex.

Construction Craft Worker Specializations

Graduates of the two-year program will be well-equipped with construction skills that include:

  • Bobcat (Certification)
  • Cement Finisher
  • Concrete Former
  • Form Setter (High -Rise and Low-Rise Forming)
  • Landscaper
  • Masonry Tender
  • Pipe Layer
  • Scaffold Erector
  • Swing Stage (Suspended Platform) (Certification)

Pre-Apprentice and CCW II Training – Summer/Fall 2022

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government
of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

PRE-APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM


DURATION: 22 Weeks

  • 10 Weeks: Full-Time, In-School
  • 12 Weeks: On-The-Job Work Placement

CLASS SIZE: 18 students

COSTS

  • Tuition costs are covered
  • In-school portion of the program is NOT eligible for Employment Insurance
  • Students are responsible for all Personal living expenses during the program

MANDATORY REQUIRMENTS

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License (G or G2)
  • Grade 10 Education (Transcripts Required)
  • Work Experience (Construction experience a definite asset)

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Eagerness to develop new skills and show initiative
  • Physically fit & able to work outdoors year-round
  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Ability to work as a team member and/or independently
  • A strong work ethic and positive attitude
  • Well-organized. Punctual. Reliable

QUALIFICATION

All candidates selected to enter the program will be required to successfully complete 1-day of aptitude and skills testing.

ATTENDANCE

  • Hours of training may vary due to weather or type of project to be completed such as placing and finishing concrete. When possible, students will be advised in advance of any such change in hours.
  • Students are encouraged to come prepared each day for both in-class training and practical training held in a workshop setting and/or outdoors in various weather conditions (rain,cold, heat, etc.).
  • Students are encouraged to arrive each day with a suitable lunch.
  • Students will be provided with a CSA approved hard hat, safety boots, tools, and other personal protective equipment. You MUST have these items at all times during training.
  • Students MUST become familiar with, and abide by, the Safety and Attendance Policy.

PRE-APPRENTICESHIP CURRICULUM

  • Attendance Policy Orientation
  • Basics of Blueprint Reading
  • Best Practices for Manual Material Handling
  • Bobcat
  • Chainsaw Safety Certification
  • Communication Techniques
  • Confined Space Certification
  • Construction Math
  • Construction Tools and Equipment Identification
  • Contractor Orientation and Awareness
  • Electrical Safety
  • Elevated Work Platform Certification
  • First Aid Certification
  • Forklift / Telehandler
  • Hoisting and Rigging Certification
  • Introduction to Formwork Systems
  • Introduction to Handling and Placing Concrete
  • Introduction to Scaffolding
  • Introduction to Trenching, Excavations and Pipe Laying
  • Lockout / Tagout
  • Maintaining a Safe and Productive Job Site
  • Mason Tending Techniques
  • Ministry of Labour Health and Safety Online Course
  • Orientation and Introduction to Construction Culture
  • Propane Handling Certification
  • Review of Construction Safe Work Practices
  • Safety Policy Orientation
  • Scaffold Safety Certification
  • Small, Hand and Power Tool Safety Awareness
  • Traffic Control Person Certification
  • Trenching Safety
  • Utilities
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Certification
  • Working at Heights Training

IF YOU MEET ALL MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS

APPLY NOW FOR PRE-APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING

Note: You will be required to upload legible copies of the following:

Financial Obligation

  • Explain how you will support yourself during the full 10 weeks of in-school training

 Work History

  • A brief outline of your work history
  • List any skills you have gained related to trades or construction work
  • Resume if available

Education

  • O.S.S.D. Grade 10 (or higher) Transcript

Drivers License

  • G or G2 valid Driver’s License
CCW APPLICATION FORM

NEED ASSISTANCE?

Please contact:

Cassandra Meca
Training Administrator
LIUNA 625

Graduates of the Pre-Apprenticeship Program are evaluated for entry into the Construction Craft Worker Level I and Level II apprenticeship programs as outlined in the chart below. Successful completion of this training will enable registered apprentices to pursue the prestigious Red Seal Certificate examination.

CONSTRUCTION CRAFT WORKER APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

CCW Level I

  • 8  Weeks: Training
  • 7 Months: On-Site Work Placement

Curriculum

  • Asbestos Type 1 & 2
  • Blueprints and Specifications I
  • Construction Safety I
  • Construction Tools I
  • Equipment Handling Practices and Procedures I
  • Earthwork, Barriers and Controls
  • Introduction to Concrete I
  • Introduction to Formwork I
  • Introduction to Scaffolding I
  • Rigging, Hoisting and Material Handling I
  • Swing Stage (Suspended Platform)
  • Welding
  • Asbestos Type 1 & 2
  • Blueprints and Specifications I
  • Construction Safety I
  • Construction Tools I
  • Equipment Handling Practices and Procedures I
  • Earthwork, Barriers and Controls
  • Introduction to Concrete I
  • Introduction to Formwork I
  • Introduction to Scaffolding I
  • Rigging, Hoisting and Material Handling I
  • Swing Stage (Suspended Platform)
  • Welding

CCW Level II

  • 8  Weeks: Training
  • 7 Months: On-Site Work Placement

Curriculum

  • Blueprints and Specifications II
  • Construction Safety II
  • Construction Tools II
  • Earthwork, Barriers and Controls II
  • Equipment Handling Practices  and Procedures II
  • Introduction to Concrete II
  • Introduction to Formwork II
  • Introduction to Scaffolding II
  • Rigging, Hoisting and Material Handling II

RED SEAL CERTIFICATION

  • 1  Week Review

To achieve Red Seal Certification graduates must achieve a 70% grade in all curriculum reportable subjects.

Click here to learn more about Red Seal and sample test questions.