COURSE OFFERING - Introduction to Construction Essentials
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ICE is a tuition-free, non-credit certificate program that will provide an opportunity for those with disabilities to learn the basics of the construction labourer position, as well as basic job/life skills.
The program will include goal setting, job counselling, disability services, trades training, life skills, and basic skills instruction.
ICE is a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on experience. The need for basic skills development is recognized and this instruction is built into the program concurrent with the trades training. Students will get real-life experience through work experience placements with local construction companies.
The ICE program will service students who have a wide range of disabilities and will equip them with the training and job/life skills required to work as construction helpers in today’s job market where skilled workers are in demand. Adult Basic education (ABE) skill sets are combined with trade-related content. ICE offers laddering potential for students who wish to pursue further Trades training.
Trades course content will include job site structure and safety, tool identification, basic tool use, working with and identifying construction materials, safe use of scaffolding and access equipment, introduction to concrete formwork and placement, WHMIS, Basic First Aid (Certificate of Completion or Attended), and Fall Protection.
Basic skills content will include math calculations relative to construction, communication skills and employment strategies.
The program’s key focus is employment preparation as an entry-level construction labourer. Successful completion of the program will allow students to enter the job market as general labourers on construction sites.
Individuals who self-identify as having a disability may be eligible for this program. Potential students must be capable of holding a physically demanding job and have an interest in the Trades. Students need to have basic math, reading, and comprehension skills.
How to register
For more information or to arrange a suitability interview, contact Tanya Assaf at 250-740-6162, or email at
Or contact Snuneymuxw First Nation Education Department, Employment & Education Support Worker 250-740-2316