The Sault Community Career Centre, in partnership with the Sault Ste. Marie Construction Association, is excited to introduce Build This City: A Free Construction Fundamentals Training Program for job seekers and employers. Our next class starts in late September 2020. Participant applications are being accepted until Friday, September 11, 2020 at 4:30 pm. Apply now!
Build This City is a new SkillsAdvance Ontario workforce development pilot designed for Sault Ste. Marie. It gives job seekers FREE short-term construction fundamentals training, and helps them get work and advance in the local construction sector. It gives local employers access to job-ready, skilled workers to meet their workforce needs and supports to train staff for advancement opportunities.
FREE Support for Job Seekers:
· 8-weeks of free essential and technical skills training, delivered by experienced professionals that end in industry-recognized certificates or credentials, combined with job shadowing with a variety of local industry employers
· Paid 2-week work placement with local industry employers
· One-on-one support that helps you move from training into local job and career opportunities
· Financial support to cover such things as work clothing, equipment, transportation, food
Eligible Job Seekers will be:
· Unemployed or working less than an average of 20 hours per week
· 18 years of age or older
· Resident of Ontario and legally entitled to work in Canada
· Not participating in, or returning to, full-time training or education
FREE Support for Employers:
· Financial support to offset additional supervisory or training costs for staff mentors to provide supervision to job seeker participants
· One-on-one support to ensure the success of participant placements
· Workers with the right skills you need to fill vacancies
· Help to reduce employee turnover
· Advancement opportunities for current staff through specialized training that meets your needs
Job Seekers interested in participating in the program can fill out an online application here: https://saultcareercentre.ca/build-this-city-a-construction-fundamentals-training-program-application/
Please note, eligible applicants must meet minimum requirements and qualify through an application process that includes an aptitude test. Have questions? Please email [email protected] or call the Sault Ste. Marie Construction Association at 705.759.8830. This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.