Training and Employment
Construction Trainee Program (CTP)
Our new cohort starts on January 17, 2022. Fill out our online application by clicking here.
We offer a 16 week paid program for people with barriers to employment that is designed as a pre-employment training and focuses on giving its participants the tools they need to succeed. They are taught employment readiness skills, life skills and most importantly get real on the job construction training in a supportive and supervised environment. Most of the work they will do is in creating and maintaining affordable and social housing.
Trainees will receive a personal case manager who will work WITH them to create an individualized employment plan and pathways that will lead them to a prosperous career in the trades of their interest. The case manager can also help to identify and support them through any barriers that could hinder their training or employment such as transportation, mental health, housing or food security.
Sheldon met the CB team when he was just released from prison. “I was scared, lost, shooting at the stars for anything I could get to help me get my life back together again,” he said. Sheldon started the Construction Trainee Program and was surprised to receive a brand new tool bag. “I was shocked, very thankful, happy, and couldn’t wait to show my family.” He was encouraged by the “love and passion” of the program staff. Sheldon completed the training program and now works full-time in the trades at a general contracting company. “I feel like the change I’ve been looking for is there for the taking as long as I work hard for it.”