Training Program.


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Training Program.

The 700 hour training program overview

Are you on EIA (Employment and Income Assistance) and have a criminal record? Do you have a desire to pursue a career in the trades? Then BUILD might be the place for you!

As well as having a successful construction social enterprise, BUILD has a 700 hour PAID training program that includes 210 hours in class, as well as 490 hours on one of BUILD’s many jobsites receiving mentorship and skills development. Trainees receive up to 11 safety certificates, a new resume, PPE (personal protective equipment), as well as the services of our Exit Planner who assists them in a healthy transition out of BUILD’s program and into the professional workforce.

Trainees will develop their hard and soft skills, preparing for a successful and meaningful career in the trades. Since 2006, the BUILD model of training and supportive employment has proven itself, preparing the next generation of the labour force. Check out our social media to find out our next information session. Maybe you could be joining us!

Training program break down

BUILD’s training program consists of in-class training and practicum placements. The in-class training component is delivered in the first 6 weeks and includes both life skills and vocational training. The practicum placements occur in the remainder of a trainee’s 700 hours.

In-class training

Trades-based tutoring:
Math is fundamentally important in the Trades. BUILD has partnered with Workplace Education Manitoba to offer tutoring to those trainees needing to further their knowledge and skills in trades-based math.

Life skills training

Life skills training is included in the in-class component of the program and provides Participants with skills required to transition to the labour market, which could include the following programs:

Money management training

Parenting program for eligible participants;
Cultural programming;
Driver training; and
Math tutoring (provided by Workplace Education Manitoba)

Training occurs on site through work orders obtained through Manitoba Housing, other housing providers, or private sector contracts.

Vocational training

Vocational training will provide Participants with skills required for the practicum component. Training could include the following programs:

  • Provision of personal tools and safety equipment
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Safety training: fall protection, personal protective equipment, hearing conservation, ladder safety, hands on safe power and hand tool use, other training as needed
  • Tool use
  • Introduction to trades basics
  • Introduction to carpentry and plumbing trades
  • Other trades skills as determined by BUILD’s current scope of work

Practicum training

Participants obtain work experience through practicums for the remainder of their time with us. Practical work experience is gained performing construction tasks in BUILD’s social enterprise, conducting interior renovation, patching and and painting, or doing demolition work. This prepares them for the real-world environment of their future careers in the trades.