Pre-Apprenticeship Readiness Skills Program

  • Program Title: Pre-Apprenticeship Readiness Skills Program
    Credential: Certificate
    Delivery: Online
    Program Length: 16 weeks
    Program Availability: Open
    Offered: This program is available starting every Monday.

    Program Description

    NETC has designed this Job Readiness Skills program to meet the industry’s demands for skilled workers. This program is offered to Aboriginal men, youth and women who require assistance entering and/or re-entering the work force. Our Job Readiness Skills program encourages and supports participants to increase their skill level in the following areas: introductory construction craft skills, personal life management skills, employment skills, and communication skills. This course prepares students for entry-level jobs by providing them with practical knowledge and safe work habits in order to access opportunities within the trades.

    Students have a total of sixteen (16) weeks to complete their program requirements, starting from the date of their first course.

    Learning Outcomes

    The objectives of this 16-week curriculum are to:

    1. Prepare individuals to access opportunities within the trades;
    2. Provide jobseekers with the necessary pre-employment skills;
    3. Empower individuals for success; and
    4. Promote job retention and advancement

  • Admission Requirements

    College Eligibility

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent; OR
    • Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate; OR
    • General Educational Development (GED); OR
    • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program).

    Call the Admissions Office at 1 (800) 267-2577 for more details. Academic prerequisites for this program may be obtained free of charge through Academic Upgrading.

    Application Process
    Program intake – Apply to this program by visiting our Registration page. If you are entering into this program as a mature student please attach your resume when submitting your registration information online.

  • Courses

    2016-2017 Academic Year

    Semester 1
    00101-04 Basic Safety
    00102-04 Introduction to Construction Math
    00103-04 Introduction to Hand Tools
    00104-04 Introduction to Power Tools
    00105-04 introduction to Blueprints
    00106-04 Basic Rigging
    00107-04 Basic Communication Skills
    00108-04 Basic Employability Skills

    Every attempt is made to ensure the accuracy of information provided on our website. The College reserves the right to modify any course, program, curriculum, fee, timetable, or campus location at any time.

  • Course Descriptions

    Semester 1
    00101-04 Basic Safety (15 Hours)
    Explains the safety obligations of workers, supervisors, and managers to ensure a safe workplace. Discusses the causes and results of accidents and the dangers of rationalizing risk. Reviews the role of company policies and occupational health and safety regulations. Introduces common job-site hazards and protections.

    00102-04 Introduction to Construction Math (15 Hours)
    Reviews basic mathematical functions such as adding, subtracting, dividing, and multiplying whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, and explains their applications to the construction trades. Explains decimal-fraction conversions and the metric system using practical examples. Also reviews basic geometry as applied to common shapes and forms.

    00103-04 Introduction to Hand Tools (10 Hours)
    Introduces trainees to hand tools that are widely used in the construction industry, such as hammers, saws, levels, pullers, vises, and clamps. Explains the specific applications of each tool and shows how to use them properly. Also discusses important safety and maintenance issues related to hand tools.

    00104-04 Introduction to Power Tools (5 Hours)
    Provides detailed descriptions of commonly used power tools such as drills, saws, grinders, and sanders. Reviews applications, proper use, safety, and maintenance. Many illustrations show power tools used in on-the-job settings.

    00105-04 introduction to Blueprints (7.5 Hours)
    Familiarizes trainees with basic blueprint terms, components, and symbols. Explains the different types of blueprint drawings (civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing/piping, and electrical) and instructs trainees on how to interpret and use drawing dimensions. Two oversized drawings are included.

    00106-04 Basic Rigging (20 Hours)
    Explains how ropes, chains, hoists, loaders, and cranes are used to move material and equipment from one location to another on a job site. Describes inspection techniques and load-handling safety practices. Also reviews American National Standards Institute (ANSI) hand signals.

    00107-04 Basic Communication Skills (5 Hours)
    Provides trainees with techniques for communicating effectively with co-workers and supervisors. Includes practical examples that emphasize the importance of verbal and written information and instructions on the job. Also discusses effective telephone and e-mail communication skills.

    00108-04 Basic Employability Skills (15 Hours)
    Identifies the roles of individuals and companies in the construction industry. Introduces trainees to critical thinking and problem solving skills and computer systems and their industry applications. Also reviews effective relationship skills, resume writing, effective self-presentation, and key workplace issues such as sexual harassment, stress, and substance abuse.

  • Fees & Expenses

    Tuition fees listed are in effect for the 2016-2017 academic year.

    • Application Fee: $100.00
    • Textbooks: N/A
    • Postal Fee: $49.00
    • Tuition Fee: $336.00

    Total Tuition & Fees: $485.00