Construction Craft Worker Foundations Program (A106)

2020-20212021-2022
  • Program Name:
    Construction Craft Worker Foundations
  • Code: A106
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Certificate
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    18 weeks
  • Centre:
  • School:
  • Location: Casa Loma Campus
  • Starting Months: May
  • Domestic Tuition:
    This program is free for participants.
  • Experiential Learning:

    Program includes classroom and construction lab instruction, 160 hours of work placement, and workshops.

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

This unique program provides people who have a history of addiction and/or mental health issues with the opportunity to receive training and employment in the construction industry. The Construction Craft Worker Foundations program is designed for students who see work as part of their recovery process. The goal of this program is to help people with barriers to training and employment take the first steps towards a job in Toronto’s construction industry.

Full Description

Augmented Education is a training and employment support model developed by George Brown College and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The Construction Craft Worker Foundations program is one of two Augmented Education programs currently offered at George Brown College.

The goal of the program is to help people with a history of mental illness and/or addiction take the first steps toward a job in Toronto’s construction industry. There are no fees for this program.

This innovative program includes classroom and construction lab instruction, 160 hours of work placement, and workshops.

Class and construction lab time is approximately 30 to 35 hours per week, with support and tutoring available from program coaches.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Select, use and operate safely the tools and equipment used by construction craft workers and carpenters, masons, brick layers and other construction related trades.
  2. Select and apply appropriate material types for use in new residential/commercial construction and renovation.
  3. Interpret and apply relevant information in the Ontario Building Code and Occupational Health and Safety Act regulations for Construction Projects (CSAO) as they relate to construction craft worker duties and the construction industry in general.
  4. Identify unsafe conditions and take appropriate action on a job site.
  5. Interpret and visualize a finished project from an orthographical projected drawing.
  6. Apply construction processes to residential/commercial construction and common types of renovations.
  7. Solve construction-related problems using appropriate techniques in a variety of construction situations.
  8. Select, use and operate appropriate welding equipment (and gas) in order to exhibit proper metal cutting techniques and procedures.
  9. Apply basic emergency scene management and administer basic first aid needs on job work site.

Courses

Required Courses
semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG1058 Plans, Specifications and Calculations
BLDG1059 Construction Site Safety, Tools and Equipment
BLDG1061 Construction Site Works
BLDG1062 Industry Practicum
COUN1033 Field Integration
FAID1003 Standard First Aid
MATH1100 Foundation Math for Building Technologies
MATH1109 Mathematics for Building Technologies
BLDG1060 Concrete Work, Scaffolding and Hoisting

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

Successful participants will be qualified for entry-level construction industry jobs such as:

  • Construction Labourer
  • Carpentry Helper
  • Masonry Helper
  • Cement Finishing Helper
  • Demolition Worker

Participants 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.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

This program is free for participants.
Financial Assistance

This program is not eligible for OSAP funding.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

Applicants are selected on the basis of:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
  • Mental Health and/or Addictions History
  • Mature student status (19 years of age or older)

Intake process involves all of the following:

  1. Application completion
  2. Academic assessment
  3. Skills assessment
  4. Interview

Course Exemptions

Due to the nature of this employment-focused program, it is only offered in block format and as such cannot accommodate course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

How to Apply

Download the application package or call the Augmented Education office at 416-415-5000, ext. 6790 or email a request to auged@georgebrown.ca.

Pour des services en français, veuillez communiquer avec nous au 416-415-5000, poste 3111 ou par courriel à frenchserviceinfo@georgebrown.ca

Contact Us

For more information or to receive an application package, contact the Augmented Education program office at 416-415-5000, ext. 6790, or send an email request to auged@georgebrown.ca.

Pour des services en français, veuillez communiquer avec nous au 416-415-5000, poste 3111 ou par courriel à frenchserviceinfo@georgebrown.ca.

For more information about George Brown College, call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

Visit Our Campus

Thinking about attending George Brown? The Construction Craft Worker Foundations program is taught mainly at our Casa Loma Campus at 160 Kendal Ave., Toronto, Ontario.

Information sessions for the Construction Craft Worker Foundations program are held regularly. Sign up!

Book a general campus tour to see the common areas of the campus (i.e. cafeteria, student services, the gym, etc.). Choose "Work and College Preparation" as your area of interest.

You can also explore our virtual tour.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.

Construction Craft Worker Foundations Program (A106)

2020-20212021-2022
  • Program Name:
    Construction Craft Worker Foundations
  • Code: A106
  • Credential:
    Ontario College Certificate
  • Method of Study:
    Full-time
  • Duration:
    18 weeks
  • Centre:
  • School:
  • Location: Casa Loma Campus
  • Starting Months: April
  • Domestic Tuition:
    This program is free for participants.
  • Experiential Learning:

    Program includes classroom and construction lab instruction, 160 hours of work placement, and workshops.

Compare up to 3 programs

Overview

Program Overview

This unique program provides people who have a history of addiction and/or mental health issues with the opportunity to receive training and employment in the construction industry. The Construction Craft Worker Foundations program is designed for students who see work as part of their recovery process. The goal of this program is to help people with barriers to training and employment take the first steps towards a job in Toronto’s construction industry.

Full Description

Augmented Education is a training and employment support model developed by George Brown College and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The Construction Craft Worker Foundations program is one of two Augmented Education programs currently offered at George Brown College.

The goal of the program is to help people with a history of mental illness and/or addiction take the first steps toward a job in Toronto’s construction industry. There are no fees for this program.

This innovative program includes classroom and construction lab instruction, 160 hours of work placement, and workshops.

Class and construction lab time is approximately 30 to 35 hours per week, with support and tutoring available from program coaches.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Select, use and operate safely the tools and equipment used by construction craft workers and carpenters, masons, brick layers and other construction related trades.
  2. Select and apply appropriate material types for use in new residential/commercial construction and renovation.
  3. Interpret and apply relevant information in the Ontario Building Code and Occupational Health and Safety Act regulations for Construction Projects (CSAO) as they relate to construction craft worker duties and the construction industry in general.
  4. Identify unsafe conditions and take appropriate action on a job site.
  5. Interpret and visualize a finished project from an orthographical projected drawing.
  6. Apply construction processes to residential/commercial construction and common types of renovations.
  7. Solve construction-related problems using appropriate techniques in a variety of construction situations.
  8. Select, use and operate appropriate welding equipment (and gas) in order to exhibit proper metal cutting techniques and procedures.
  9. Apply basic emergency scene management and administer basic first aid needs on job work site.

Courses

Required Courses
semester courses
Code Course name
BLDG1058 Plans, Specifications and Calculations
BLDG1059 Construction Site Safety, Tools and Equipment
BLDG1061 Construction Site Works
BLDG1062 Site Practice
COUN1033 Field Integration
FAID1003 Standard First Aid
MATH1100 Foundation Math for Building Technologies
MATH1109 Mathematics for Building Technologies
WELD1005 Metal Cutting
BLDG1060 Concrete Work, Scaffolding and Hoisting

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Your Career

Successful participants will be qualified for entry-level construction industry jobs such as:

  • Construction Labourer
  • Carpentry Helper
  • Masonry Helper
  • Cement Finishing Helper
  • Demolition Worker

Participants 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.

Tuition and Fees

Domestic Tuition

This program is free for participants.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this website is subject to change without notice. It should not be viewed as a representation, offer or warranty. Students are responsible for verifying George Brown College fee requirements.

How to Qualify and Apply

Admission Requirements

Applicants are selected on the basis of:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent
  • Mental Health and/or Addictions History
  • Mature student status (19 years of age or older)

Intake process involves all of the following:

  1. Application completion
  2. Academic assessment
  3. Skills assessment
  4. Interview

Course Exemptions

Due to the nature of this employment-focused program, it is only offered in block format and as such cannot accommodate course exemptions. Please visit georgebrown.ca/transferguide for more information.

How to Apply

For an application package, call the Augmented Education office at 416-415-5000, ext. 6790 or email a request to auged@georgebrown.ca

Pour des services en français, veuillez communiquer avec nous au 416-415-5000, poste 3111 ou par courriel à frenchserviceinfo@georgebrown.ca

Contact Us

For more information or to receive an application package, contact the Augmented Education program office at 416-415-5000, ext. 6790, or send an email request to auged@georgebrown.ca.

Pour des services en français, veuillez communiquer avec nous au 416-415-5000, poste 3111 ou par courriel à frenchserviceinfo@georgebrown.ca.

For more information about George Brown College, call the Contact Centre at 416-415-2000 (TTY 1-877-515-5559) or long distance 1-800-265-2002.

Visit Our Campus

Thinking about attending George Brown? The Construction Craft Worker Foundations program is taught mainly at our Casa Loma Campus at 160 Kendal Ave., Toronto, Ontario.

Information sessions for the Construction Craft Worker Foundations program are held regularly. Sign up!

Book a general campus tour to see the common areas of the campus (i.e. cafeteria, student services, the gym, etc.). Choose "Work and College Preparation" as your area of interest.

You can also explore our virtual tour.

Sign up and learn more about your options, our programs, and life at George Brown.