In partnership with the Educational Partnership Foundation, the district offers students a free one-semester program to explore carpentry careers including: industrial and commercial carpentry, scaffolding, interior system mechanics and floor covering.
About the Program
Students have the opportunity to explore a career as a:
- Scaffolder or scaffold erector, who assembles platforms and metal tubes to build temporary structures for construction crews to work high above the ground.
- Lather (interior systems mechanic), who installs a wide variety of wall and ceiling systems and exterior finishes to complete buildings.
- Floor covering installer, who repairs and replaces floor covering materials including underlay, carpet, sheet goods (such as vinyl and linoleum) and tile in commercial, residential and industrial buildings.
The single-semester, 180-hour program runs Monday to Thursday from 1-4 p.m. at the Building Trades of Alberta's world-class, multi-million-dollar training facility—Local Union 2103, Alberta Carpenters Training Centre. Red Seal Journeyman trainers educate students. Classes begin in February and finish in May 2019.
Students need to be at least 16 years old, in Grade 11 or 12 and must:
- Be punctual, responsible and reliable
- Be drug and alcohol free
- Travel to the Alberta Carpenters Training Centre (10, 1305-33 St. NE)
- Provide consent from parent or guardian
- Have CSA steel toed boots
- Complete HCS 3000, HCS 3010 and Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS) before entering the program.
Students who complete the program will earn industry recognized credentials in:
- Aerial Work Platform
- Fall Protection
- Confined Space
- H2S Alive
- First Aid CPR/ AED.
Students will also:
- Earn up to seven Work Experience credits and 3 CTS credits
- Participate in a unique and outstanding learning experience
- Explore a carpentry career or apprenticeship trade
- Gain a summer job-placement for successful candidates
- Become ready for full-time work immediately after completing high school.
Students can apply at their high school through their career practitioner or Off-Campus teacher.