SkillsAdvance Ontario - Construction

Build your future with FREE training and assistance to gain employment in the construction industry.

Program Dates: May 2 in Peterborough; May 24 in Haliburton
Status: Open
Tuition: Fully funded

The construction industry in Peterborough, Haliburton, and Northumberland County continues to grow. They need trained workers to grow with them. Take advantage of this free Job Seeker Training program, which includes multiple certificates and can open up new employment opportunities within the construction industry.

The will build your skills progressively for entry-level jobs with 4 weeks of hands-on training followed by job development to gain employment.

Construction skills

  • How to handle basic construction tools
  • How to handle and move construction materials
  • How to use power tools
  • Framing walls
  • Installing and removing roof shingles
  • Installing vinyl siding

Health and safety training

  • Personal Protective Equipment and Personal Safety
  • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)
  • Propane Handling
  • Aerial Platform
  • Confined Spaces
  • Construction Site Safety
  • Working at Heights
  • First Aid / CPR
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Hoisting and Rigging

Essential workplace skills

  • Succeeding in the workplace – resilience, conflict resolution, personality types
  • Job search preparation and strategies
  • Job search strategies
  • Preparing for the workplace
  • Getting ready to give a great interview

Support and next step to a career:

Throughout the 4-week program, participants will maintain contact with their designated Employment Consultant, including one-on-one meetings and performance reviews.

Employment transitions may include: job trials, job placements or direct job matching. Job retention activities including placement monitoring will be on-going, based on identified level of participant need.

Participants must be:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Residents of Ontario
  • Currently unemployed or under-employed (less than 20/hrs a week);
  • Not currently in education or training

IMPORTANT: Vaccine Policy in effect. Everyone, including students, staff, faculty and visitors, will be required to have received at least two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine 14 days prior to the start of classes, in order to access the programs and activities on Fleming campuses.

We are offering virtual information sessions to provide important information about the SAO Construction program and the application process. Fill out the form to register for a session and to start your application process.

Fill out the form

Or contact

Mark Davidson
Employment & Training Consultant
(705) 760-5739

Tonya DeJong
Employment and Training Consultant

This program is offered by the Eastern Ontario Colleges Consortium / Consortium des Collèges de l’Est de l’Ontario, which was created to deliver an exciting new SkillsAdvance Ontario project for the construction sector of Eastern Ontario.

The consortium is made up of Algonquin, Fleming, St. Lawrence, La Cite and Loyalist Colleges, your trusted partners in talent acquisition, ongoing training, and professional development.

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