CCIS Pre-Apprenticeship Carpentry
Training Program

Build Your Future in the Carpentry Trade

About Carpentry Training Program

The 24-week Foundational Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship full-time training program has been designed for individuals to train and learn about the trade of a Carpenter.

The approach to the program is both foundational and pre-apprenticeship with the aim of providing essential and fundamental trades skills to be a carpenter’s helper or carpenter apprentice so that a learner can pursue employment.

The goal of having this apprenticeship training is to acquire skills and certification to become trained in the carpentry trade and pave the way for further training.

Application open date

Application open date

On going intakes
Program start date

Program start date

End-Nov. 2024

Program length

Program length

24 Weeks Full-Time training
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This course covers the following:

Program Components:

Essential Skills & Academic Upgrading which includes:

  • English and Communication Skills
  • Math and Science Fundamentals

Basic Computer Skills

  • Fundamental computer concepts

Pre-Apprentice Carpentry Theory

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Applied Skills Development Training/ SAIT Pre-Apprenticeship Hands-On Training:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of worksite safety practices on residential and commercial job sites
  • Demonstrate awareness of safe work practices, and explain their personal safety responsibilities in keeping workplaces safe
  • Identify common tools used in carpentry trades and describe their applications
  • Demonstrate safe use of basic hand and power tools used in the carpentry trade
  • Extract relevant information from basic drawings and designs
  • Interpret and apply the information in basic drawings to complete a project
  • Demonstrate woodworking skills including measuring, cutting, fastening, and finishing
  • Understand and explain the design and building processes for floor, wall, and roof framing
  • Demonstrate awareness of different building materials and their applications
  • Describe considerations for working with different types of wood and materials
  • Plan, prepare, and complete woodworking projects
  • Demonstrate fundamental applied woodwork skills through projects such as:
    • Residential floor, roof, and wall frame
    • Internal drywall, decorating, and finishing
    • External siding and shingling

Safety Training:

  • Demonstrate awareness of occupational safety

Safety Training certification:

  • Standard First Aid Training
  • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems) 2015
  • H2S Alive
  • Construction Safety Training System CSTS-09
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Fall Protection
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Employment Preparation:

  • Communication, workplace integration and employment preparation
  • Occupational English & communication
  • Life & work management skills
  • Occupational health & safety
  • General employment preparation

Work Experience with Industry

Eligibility for Training

  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • 18 years old and above
  • Unemployed or marginally employed due to limited essential skills and occupational language skills, lack of knowledge of Canadian employment practices and lack of Canadian experience
  • Eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) or Income Support, as assessed by Alberta Government/ Advanced Education
  • Physically fit and capable of working long shifts
  • Class 5 driver’s license is an asset
  • Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark 5
  • Strong interest in establishing a career in the plumbing trade
  • Good interpersonal relationship skills

Employed by:

  • Carpentry companies
  • Construction contractors
  • Home builders

Work Environment:

  • Indoors and outdoors
  • Construction sites
  • Repair or maintenance work in:
    • Residential
    • Commercial
    • Institutional structures

Career Path:

  • Apprentice Carpenter
  • Apprentice Carpenter-Joiner
  • Construction Carpenter
  • Maintenance Carpenter
  • Plant Carpenter
  • Floor Systems Carpenter
  • Building Carpenter
  • Maintenance Carpenter Foreman/woman
  • Finishing-Carpenter Foreman/woman
  • Carpentry Contractor/Supervisor
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How to Apply!

By Appointment: please call phone# 403-290-5460

All students must have MyAlberta Digital ID - Click here to create one

We accept applications in person and by email. Please use our map to locate our office.

Our Location:

5th Floor, 1111 - 11 Ave SW. Calgary, Alberta

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CCIS Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs

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