Delivered by the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, Inc (ILDI) in partnership with R.B. Russell Vocational School, the Aboriginal Construction Technology Program is a 36-week program for Indigenous people.
ACTP offers a wide range of skills in all areas of building construction. The main focus of the program is to deliver a crossover of construction knowledge and skills, which is relevant to the trades involved in the construction industry. Graduates of the program can apply their newly acquired skills in apprenticeship trades such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, plastering, drywall and painting. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills required to excel in the construction industry and pursue a trade.
Upon completion of the required hours, students will receive a Level 1 Accreditation in Carpentry which is recognized by the Apprenticeship Branch of Manitoba and obtain the Mature Student Diploma equivalent to Grade 12 as recognized by the Province of Manitoba.
ACTP will educate students with an understanding of a safe work site, life skills, resume writing, cultural component and tools to successfully pursue a career in a chosen construction field.
The program accepts twenty-five (25) students per 36-week session.
Indigenous, Minimum of 19 years of age, out of school in the past 6 months, eligible for funding support, completion of grade 9 level (Senior 1) and valid driver’s license or ability to obtain a drivers license.
Features of the Aboriginal Construction Technology Program:
- CPR certification
- WHMIS certification
- First Aid certification
- Building Science seminars (teaches the importance of quality workmanship to ensure the integrity of a building.)
- Computer training: Provides the students tools to stay current with the latest technologies, information and products.
- Seminars and workshops are provided to the students on various topics that will instill positive ideas and motivation. Some examples of the subject matter would be: Life skills, Personal Money Management, Interview Skills, Resume Writing, Self-Marketing and Networking, Workplace Etiquette
- Students have access to a fully staffed Career Resource Department that will provide a professionally prepared resume for each of the students. There is also career counseling, career skills testing (Meyers Briggs),
- Full time Retention and Support Worker and ACTP Assistant who is available to support or assist students with any issues or challenges that may prevent them from being successful.
- Job placements and 2 month follow up are provided for the students
For program information, contact Melanie Dean at email@example.com or (204) 940-1706.