LONDON, ONT. — Constructionlab will be delivering 18 six-hour modules of pre-trade construction training for a northern Ontario college.
The project will involve an a-la-carte menu of pathways for participants to pursue when wanting to learn about construction trades with a focus on roadbuilding and infrastructure, states a recent release issued by Constructionlab, a professional development company dedicated to the Canadian construction and design industries.
The curriculum design aims to identify transferable skills that can move between the trades at the outset and attract participants through interactive theory of construction in Canada, adds the release.
The local contractors’ association will be brought in to the project to assist in identifying local facilitators for the hands-on training piece. Courses may be held virtually or at the college.
“Depending on what the participant desires as an outcome and is truly interested to learn, whether it be focused on safety, or traffic control, hoisting engineer, general labour, machine mechanic or even DZ drivers in the construction sector, the suite of modules will be packaged with certain prerequisites of learning about the overall industry in the initial part of each pathway,” explained Derek Smith, president and senior facilitator of Constructionlab, in the statement, adding this represents the single largest cluster of program development in the firm’s history.
“The college is very focused on job-ready training for this program as well. A key component for this program will be building in a segue to hands-on training, so that gap between theory and hands-on will be bridged. We know as projects for the northern region of Ontario in roadbuilding and infrastructure are slated for investment, the participants will be ready to contribute in a meaningful way from the start of their work tenure.”