Construction and road building course coming

Thompson Rivers University will offer the Construction Craft Worker Training/Road Builders Program in Clearwater Nov. 3 – Dec. 19

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Thompson Rivers University – Clearwater Satellite Centre will be offering the Construction Craft Worker Training/Road Builders Program in Clearwater between Nov. 3 and Dec. 19, 2014.

The Construction Craft Worker Training/Road Builders Program consists of 40 days of theoretical and practical training. This program will introduce students to the skills, training, and knowledge needed to gain employment as construction craft workers/road builders in any heavy construction and resource industry. The program will have a strong focus on safety and will enable students to gain the confidence needed and technical skills required for this trade.

Students will learn to prepare and clean up construction sites, move materials and equipment, and perform demolition, excavation and compaction activities. The training tasks associated with the training will enable and reinforce the skills needed to work on a wide variety of buildings, structures and premises including pipelines, municipal sewer and water mains, roads, dams and bridges, mines, tunnels, railways and canals.

Students will obtain the following certifications upon successful completion: Construction Safety Training System (CSTS)*, Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST), OFA Level 1, Transportation Endorsement, Traffic Control Certification, Skid Steer Certification, Ground Disturbance Level 1, H2S Alive, and Fall Protection.

Participants must be identified as unemployed; non-E.I. eligible; or employed low skilled. Priority will be given to unemployed non-E.I. eligible applicants.

The program will be targeted to aboriginal people and/or persons with aboriginal heritage who live in the North Thompson valley. Non-aboriginal people will also be considered eligible.

Please contact Sylvia Arduini, TRU community coordinator at 250-674-3530 for further information.

You may also call Clearwater Employments Services at 250-674-2928 to confirm eligibility.