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Construction Jobsite Readiness (Recognition of Achievement)

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Recognition of Achievement

Recognition of Achievement

Program Description

This new program was developed in consultation with industry experts and is geared to youth who have an interest in working in the construction and trades industry. It consists of two micro credentials; graduates will hold a Jobsite Readiness Recognition of Achievement. Students will be prepared for entry-level jobs in the construction industry where demand is high and earning potential is good and have all required safety certifications. Tuition is funded by external sources.

Research indicates that between 2018 and 2028, there will be over 100,000 job vacancies in the construction industry due to retirements and industry growth. Employers must find creative solutions, including hiring entry-level employees and helping them to develop the skills required on the job.

Successful graduates of this program may also explore opportunities to pursue further development in the trades or other related areas.

Micro credential #1 – Foundations of Construction (155 hours in total), September to December 2020

Construction Site Safety – 36 hours (3 weekends)

Hand Tool Usage – 42 hours (3 weekends)

Power Tool Usage – 42 hours (3 weekends):

Placement – 35 hours

Micro credential #2: Interior Residential Construction Techniques (84 hours in total), January to March 2021

Walls and Floors – 42 hours (3 weekends)

Stairs and Railings – 21 hours (2 weekends)

Interior Trim and Doors – 21 hours (2 weekends)

Certificate Requirements

  • Youth who are seeking employment and are 16-29 years of age.
  • Applicants may or may not have completed high school, but must have completed Grade 10 English and Math.
  • Interested applicants must contact Meghan Gilligan, Employment Advisor, Durham College, Community Employment Services, at 905-885-4842 or Meghan.Gilligan@durhamcollege.ca to determine if they meet admission requirements.
  • Suitable applicants will be given the opportunity to apply for the program on a first-come first served basis.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Centre for Professional and Part-Time Learning office at ppl@durhamcollege.ca or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Comply with health and safety practices and procedures in accordance with relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Apply basic medical first aid as appropriate to emergency situations likely to be encountered in the workplace.
  • Select, maintain and safely use hand tools as well as portable and stationery power tools when performing basic constructions tasks.
  • Select a range of materials for appropriate application to building construction and renovation projects.
  • Contribute to the completion of building projects in accordance with industry standards and instructions from supervisors.

Career Options

Potential career and industry options may include:

  • Graduates will be able to work as entry-level employees on residential construction jobsites. They will have essential safety certifications required for employment and basic skills that will allow them to contribute at a basic level to a variety of residential construction projects.

Note: Interested applicants must contact Community Employment Services to determine if they meet Admission requirements.

Spaces are limited, so apply now. Applicants will be assessed on a first-come-first-served basis.

Students 16 and 17 years old must obtain guardian permission to participate. Forms will be provided.

All students must participate in an on-site 35-hour placement. Students must be prepared to work a construction jobsite schedule.

Students and/or guardians will be required to sign Covid-19 risk awareness documentation.

Students are required to read and acknowledge Covid-19 training materials prior to their first class.

For more information or to be screened for admissibility please contact Meghan Gilligan, Employment Advisor, Durham College, Community Employment Services, at 905-885-4842 or Meghan.Gilligan@durhamcollege.ca

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