What is the Construction Craft Worker Program?
This program combines instruction in high school and at the E.H.Mancinelli Training Centre in Winona and provides a Co-operative Education placement in the construction industry. It is offered in Semester 2 and is open to students in their graduating year with a minimum of 26 credits.
Steps to Enter the Program:
1. You must apply for this program the year before it is offered by going onto OnSORTS.ca and fill out the application form for the OYAP program and send it in to your board OYAP facilitator (HDSB: Barb Finan OR HCDSB: Cathy Jenkins)
2. Once you have been accepted to the program, you will register in your home school for a 4 credit co-op program in semester 2.
3. In the first semester of the year that you will be taking this course, you should try to organized a co-op placement for semester 2 so you can be registered with them as an OYAP apprentice. You must show this to the board OYAP facilitator because the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) requires the student be a registered apprentice before taking the Level 1 Construction Craft Worker course.
4. The student will the do the preplacement at their home school for the first 2 weeks of the semester. All assignments must be handed in for this portion of the course. Then, the student will go to the level 1 CCW course in Stoney Creek everyday until the course is over. The student should make sure that they keep in contact with their coop teacher and send any marks in that you get in the Level 1 course to your teacher. The teacher is welcome to visit the students any time during this time. It is a really great experience!! Transportation is the responsibility of the student to and from the program.
5. Once the CCW course is over, the student will start his/her coop placement at the placement that they were registered at as an apprentice. The student has now completed the Level 1 CCW program and is on his/her way to success.
Career as a Construction Craft Worker:
Construction Craft Workers work with a great number of tools. They are truly the jack-of-all trades at building sites. Construction Craft Workers unload machinery and building materials and build scaffolding and barricades. When a job begins, their tasks include excavating and levelling building sites, building forms for concrete, and pouring, mixing and spreading concrete. Once the job is completed, they disassemble all the equipment used and clean up the site, including removing debris. They also sometimes help demolish buildings, which can include tearing down structures and salvaging materials for recycle.Construction Craft Workers do not just work at building construction. They also work on roads, bridges, pipelines, and mining sites.Construction Craft Workers assist various other tradespeople, such as carpenters, plumbers, glaziers, roofers, and drywallers. They may work as flagmen/women; concrete mixers; and excavators. In this program, students complete the 'Level One' portion of the in-school apprenticeship training for Construction Craft Worker. The education and training opportunities are provided at the home school and E.H. Mancinelli Training Centre in Winona. Upon successful completion of the in-school program, students are dispatched to a work-site for their Cooperative Education placement which lasts until the end of the semester.
E.H. Mancinelli Training Centre
526 Winona Road
Stoney Creek, Ontario L8E 5E9
This full-day, 4 credit course begins at LIUNA’s Mancinelli Apprentice Training Center in Winona in February and ends in mid April. Students will learn and be certified in the following Craft Labourer Apprenticeship Level 1 skills
- Chainsaw Safety
- Concrete Cutting and Coring
- Confined Space
- Cutting and Burning Safety
- Emergency First Aid and CPR Basic Level
- Fall Arrest
- Forklift Operator
- Health and Safety Level 1
- Powered Elevated Work Platform
- Propane Safety
- Skid Steer Loader Operator
- Traffic Control
Students with further develop these skills with a construction company for the rest of the semester.
The OYAP process consists of 4 main stages 1. The information gathering and awareness stage 2. The program contact stage (log onto www.onsorts.ca and choose up to 2 courses that you may be interested in.) 3. The interview preparation stage 4. The interview
To learn more about the process or to start the process you can download the following documents. These documents designed to help you through the process of being accepted into a Concentrated OYAP Program.
You may also pick up a complete package from the School to Career Guidance contact at your present school to book a visit or interview.
For the name of the School to Career Contact at your school go to our Contact Us page.
To apply or find out more about an OYAP school to career program, click here