Free construction training program returns next month – Sault Ste. Marie News – SooToday

Free construction training program returns next month – Sault Ste. Marie News – SooToday

Your first step to a career in construction. The Sault Community Career Centre and Sault Ste. Marie Construction Association are excited to start another year of Build This City: A Free Construction Fundamentals Training Program for job seekers and employers.

Our next training session starts Monday, July 4, 2022. Participant applications are being accepted until Monday, June 20, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. Applications received after June 20 will be considered for the next available training session. Apply now! Space is limited.

Build This City is a workforce development project designed for Sault Ste. Marie. It gives job seekers free short-term construction fundamentals training and helps them get work and advance in the local construction sector. It gives local employers access to job-ready, skilled workers to meet their workforce needs and supports to train staff for advancement opportunities.

Free support for job seekers:

  • eight weeks of free essential and technical skills training, delivered by experienced professionals that end in industry-recognized certificates or credentials
  • Paid two-week work placement with local industry employers
  • One-on-one support that helps you move from training into local job and career opportunities
  • Financial support to cover such things as work clothing, equipment, transportation, food

Eligible job seekers will be:

  • Unemployed or working less than an average of 20 hours per week
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Resident of Ontario and legally entitled to work in Canada (Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, Refugee Claimant)
  • Not participating in, or returning to, full-time training or education

Free support for employers:

  • Financial support to offset additional supervisory or training costs for staff mentors to provide supervision to job seeker participants
  • One-on-one support to ensure the success of participant placements
  • Workers with the right skills you need to fill vacancies
  • Help to reduce employee turnover
  • Advancement opportunities for current staff through specialized training that meets your needs

An upcoming information session is scheduled for this Wednesday, June 15, from 5:00 – 5:30 p.m., at the Sault Ste. Marie Construction Association – 117 White Oak Drive East. We’ll review program content, including the specific safety certifications and practical skills you’ll gain. We’ll also cover the great employment opportunities available through the program. To attend the information session, please email [email protected] or fill out this registration form.

To apply to participate in the Build This City program or for more information, visit here. Have questions? Please email [email protected].


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