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