Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs

Construction Craft Worker Courses in Cambridge


Safety: Students learn to interpret the safety requirements from the Occupational Health and Safety Act for the construction craft worker trade. The program will teach students to identify unsafe work areas and apply essential safety procedures, such as First Aid. Students will learn to install permanent and temporary barriers on worksites and how to construct and disassemble forming systems according to specifications and occupational health and safety standards.

Construction Procedures: Students will gain knowledge of the proper methods and procedures necessary to level and protect the surface of concrete materials, as well as the correct procedures for erecting, dismantling and storing scaffolding and installing tie-ins. Students will learn effective rigging and hoisting procedures to maintain control of loads and move materials around a worksite. Students will be trained in the proper use of hand and power tools for worksites. The program will teach students how to apply safe and environmentally sound practices to the placement and use of stationary equipment, pumps, and hoses.

Building Codes: Students will be able to interpret blueprint drawings and layouts. The program will allow students to gain experience estimating material quantities from various types of plans and specifications.

Employability Skills Include: Resume Writing, Interview Skill Training, Customer Service Training, Communications Skills Training and Timesheet Skills Training.


  • Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent, or a mature student
  • Pass an entrance test administrated by PAT
  • Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field
  • Meet any additional program specific entrance requirements

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