3. Explore available training3. Explore available training

There are three doors into skill development for construction: on-the-job training, education or apprenticeship.

Although the requirements of each trade differ, many need workers to follow a number of training components. These trades with compulsory training will require

  • A minimum number of hours of on-the-job training.
  • Verification of skills gained during on-the-job training.
  • Theory courses related to the trade.

Once a general approach has been selected, such as apprenticeship vs. on-the-job training, the next step is to become familiar with the training offered in your region that will help the worker(s) develop the required skills.

Many Aboriginal employment initiatives have found that there is a need to develop and provide local training. Before creating a new training program, explore what might already be available that can be adapted to suit your purposes.

Preferred pathway (on-the-job, college/university, or apprenticeship):  ____________________________________

For more detailed description of apprenticeship pathways, see below1.

Identify three training programs that the worker(s) could pursue to acquire the skills needed.

  • ______________________________
  • ______________________________
  • ______________________________

See below for an overview of how training works in the industry, including:

  • Who offers training.
  • What training is available for workers, as well as employers.
  • What qualifications can be earned.

This Guide provides the following resources to assist you in your search for training: