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Free training in construction for job seekers

Trained construction workers for employers. Win-win from the Sault Community Career Centre
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NEWS RELEASE
SAULT COMMUNITY CAREER CENTRE
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Your first step to a career in construction. 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.

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:  

  • Eight (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 two (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 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. Please note eligible applicants must meet minimum requirements and qualify through an application process that includes an aptitude test.

Have questions? Please email buildthiscity@ssmca.com 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.

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