CCIS Pre-Apprenticeship Electrician
Training Program

Build Your Future in the Electrician Trade

About Electrician Training Program

The Foundational Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship training program has been designed for individuals to train and learn about the trade of a Electrician.

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

The goal of having this apprenticeship training is to acquire skills and certification that will start the development of becoming a qualified and trained electrician.

Application open date

Application open date

On going intakes
Program start date

Program start date

Mid-May 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 Electrician Theory

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety regulations and industry policies
  • 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 the electrical trade and describe their applications
  • Demonstrate safe use of basic hand and power tools used in the electrical trade
  • Interpret and apply the information in basic drawings to complete a project
  • Extract relevant information from basic drawings and designs
  • Identify and interpret commonly used electrical symbols, abbreviations, and terms
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current, voltage, and resistance, conductors, circuits, and distribution systems
  • Demonstrate the ability to do basic wiring techniques using the correct tools and materials
  • Understand series/parallel circuit fundamentals.
  • Describe voltage, current, and resistance.
  • Application of circuit fundamentals.
  • Design and installation of single-pole and three-way switching circuits in a residential setting.
  • Design, installation, and energization of residential receptacle and lighting circuits.
  • Installing residential wiring and termination of devices.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of residential Canadian Electrical Code rules.

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:

  • Electrician companies
  • Construction contractors
  • Large Electrician organizations
  • Home builders

Work Environment:

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

Career Path:

  • Residential Electrician Helper
  • Apprentice Electrician
  • Apprentice Electrician – Telecommunications
  • Telecommunications installation and Repair Worker
  • Cable Line Worker
  • Apprentice Power System Electrician
  • Electrical Powerhouse Electrician
  • Rig Electrician
  • Building Construction Apprentice Electrician
  • Journeyman/woman Construction Electrician
  • Maintenance Electrician Foreman/woman
  • Electrician 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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Head Office

5th Floor, 1111 11 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0G5

Contact Info

contact@yyctradestraining.ca
Phone: (403) 290-5460

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