In partnership with the United Way and SAIT, the district offers students a free, one-semester program to explore careers in the construction industry.

About the program
Students can earn a SAIT Certificate of Achievement and up to 12 Work Experience and CTS credits, which go towards completion of an Alberta High School Diploma. Students have the opportunity to explore careers:
  • Designing and making furniture
  • Framing residential roof, floor and wall systems
  • Installing and finishing drywall
  • Formwork for concrete and other formwork specialties
  • Framing
  • Roofing
  • Installing cabinets
Renovating homes.Students will also be trained in:
  • Safely using hand and power tools
  • Designing, planning and creating woodwork projects
  • Common tools, materials and processes such as cutting, joining, planing, decorating and preserving
  • What to expect in the workplace
  • How to be successful in construction trades.

The district will provide personal protective equipment including steel-toed boots, tool belts and other construction tools. Classes take place Monday to Friday from 1-4 p.m. in the Trades and Technology Complex on SAIT's campus. Classes run from September to December 2019.

Enrollment requirements
The program is open to Calgary high-school students who attend a school serviced by All in For Youth Initiatives. Students need to be at least 15 years old, in grades 10-12 and complete:
  • Complete HCS3000-Workplace Safety Systems
  • Construction Safety Training Systems (CTST-09).

Apply today
Students can apply at their high school through their career practitioner or Off-Campus teacher.

Exploring Wood Trades

In partnership with the United Way and SAIT, the district offers students a free, one-semester program to explore careers in the construction industry.

About the program
Students can earn a SAIT Certificate of Achievement and up to 12 Work Experience and CTS credits, which go towards completion of an Alberta High School Diploma. Students have the opportunity to explore careers:
  • Designing and making furniture
  • Framing residential roof, floor and wall systems
  • Installing and finishing drywall
  • Formwork for concrete and other formwork specialties
  • Framing
  • Roofing
  • Installing cabinets
Renovating homes.Students will also be trained in:
  • Safely using hand and power tools
  • Designing, planning and creating woodwork projects
  • Common tools, materials and processes such as cutting, joining, planing, decorating and preserving
  • What to expect in the workplace
  • How to be successful in construction trades.

The district will provide personal protective equipment including steel-toed boots, tool belts and other construction tools. Classes take place Monday to Friday from 1-4 p.m. in the Trades and Technology Complex on SAIT's campus. Classes run from September to December 2019.

Enrollment requirements
The program is open to Calgary high-school students who attend a school serviced by All in For Youth Initiatives. Students need to be at least 15 years old, in grades 10-12 and complete:
  • Complete HCS3000-Workplace Safety Systems
  • Construction Safety Training Systems (CTST-09).

Apply today
Students can apply at their high school through their career practitioner or Off-Campus teacher.

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