Construction Ready

Construction Ready Program

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 three micro credentials; graduates will hold a Construction Ready 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. Research indicates that between 2021 and 2030, 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 – Construction Jobsite Safety (42 hours in total)

  • Working at Heights – 6 hours
  • Confined Spaces in Construction – 6 hours
  • Emergency First Aid – 8 hours
  • WHIMS- 2 hours
  • Jobsite Safety Practices – 20 hours

Micro credential #2: Using Construction Tools (60 hours in total)

  • Hand Tool Usage – 30 hours
  • Power Tool Usage –30 hours

Micro credential #3: Perform Routine Trade Activities including Site Work (78 hours in total)

  • Temporary and Permanent Fencing  – 6 hours
  • Perform Traffic Control- 6 hours
  • Install/Handle Materials and Membranes- 6 hours
  • Prepare Site-6 hours
  • Perform Ground work-6 hours
  • Excavation and Shoring practices-12 hours
  • Service Site-6 hours
  • Perform concrete work-12 hours
  • Perform utilities and pipeline tasks-6 hours
  • Perform roadwork-12 hours

Certificate Requirements

  • Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and entrance assessments with a minimum score of 20/40 in the English Assessment and a minimum score of 20/40 in the Math Assessment (with a minimum composite score of 40/80).

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 or commercial 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 and commercial construction projects.