Construction Craft Worker Foundations Program (A106)

Program Description

Leadership Claims

This program was developed in collaboration with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and is unique in Canada. 

Program Overview

George Brown College’s Construction Craft Worker (A106) is a free, 18-week supported education program for individuals who identify mental health and/or addictions challenges as a barrier to education and employment. In a small group, hands-on setting, with experiential work opportunities and job-coaching support, students will develop the skills they need for entry-level work in Toronto's construction industry. 

This program was developed in collaboration with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and is unique in Canada.

Full Description

George Brown College’s Construction Craft Worker (A106) program is one of two innovative Augmented Education employment-focused programs developed in partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

Designed to support those with a history of mental health and/or addiction challenges, this free, 18-week program addresses common employment barriers that exist and provides training to support employment in Toronto’s construction industry.

Construction Craft Worker Program Overview:

  • unique in Canada
  • 18 weeks long
  • starts in April
  • full-time delivery
  • includes classroom and construction lab instruction
  • class and construction lab time approximately 30 to 35 hours per week
  • 160 hours of work placement and workshops
  • graduate with an Ontario College Certificate
  • tutoring and support available from program coaches

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

Construction Craft Worker (A106) graduates will be qualified for entry-level construction industry jobs such as:

  • construction labourer
  • carpentry helper
  • masonry helper
  • cement-finishing helper
  • demolition worker

Graduates will also be qualified to work in many other areas in the building trades, including the potential to work in the retail area of the construction sector.

Alumni Impact

We are immensely proud of the contributions of our alumni in Toronto and around the globe.
From Michelin-starred restaurants to major construction, entertainment, community and financial organizations, our graduates are truly making an impact across a range of industries.

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