Course Length: 9 weeks
Participants learn about industry processes that will prepare them for entry-level employment in the construction industry. The willingness to learn, work as part of a team and daily improve the quality and quantity of work are critical to success.
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Construction measurement
- Blueprint reading
- Hand tools and power tools
- Framing, footings and foundations
- Plumbing and electrical basics
- Drywall installation and finishing
- Ontario Building Codes
- Commercial and residential construction
Graduates receive the certifications essential to attaining employment and working safely in the construction industry
- Working at Heights
- WHMIS (2015/1988) in Construction
- First Aid and CPR
- Heat Stress and Safelift Awareness
- Safe Table Saw Operation
- Safe Skill Saw Operation
- Worker Health and Safety Awareness
Participants will complete a one week co-op placement in the construction industry.
Course Facilitator: Neil Suter, C.Tech, C.P.E, C.H.I
After working in practically every aspect of residential construction for a major London home builder, running a construction company for more than 10 years (Suter Design Build Ltd.), and with over 2,200 hours of formal training in construction, Neil has developed extensive knowledge in residential and light industrial construction. Neil is a graduate of Construction Engineering and currently holds the professional designation of C. Tech (Certified in Building and Design), C.P.E (Canadian Professional Educator) and CHI (Certified Home Inspector).
Neil is proud of being part of the Pathways team. “I truly believe in our mission at Pathways – to help our clients overcome barriers to meaningful employment.”