Between 2001 and 2010 a major pre-Project training program, was undertaken in partner First Nations communities to improve qualifications of workers for construction employment in designated and non-designated trades and construction support occupations. Approximately 500 community members completed their course work in construction trades and occupations providing a pool of people who could be interested in, and partially or fully qualified for, Project related jobs.
Designated contractors also provide on-the-job training during construction to workers in specified trades. These contractors are required to submit the detail of their on-the-job training program in their tender submission.
On the Job Training
On-the-Job Training programs are onsite training programs that are developed to hire individuals as trainees and apprentices to participate in programs to enhance the qualifications of those individuals for further career development. Examples of these include, Apprenticeships (Designated Trades), Trainees (Non-Designated Trades), and Trainees through natural progression (Support & Service Trades).
On-the-Job (OJT) Training Programs¹
¹On-the-Job Training Programs capture training that is part of an On-the-Job Training (OJT) Program as planned for and approved based on the contract.
²Other training captures training that is not part of an On-the-Job Training Program. This can include apprentices and trainees that are not part of an approved contract plan, training that takes place for specific job requirements, and training that takes place as part of natural progression.
*Total Individuals Trained is not additive; some individuals may have had training in multiple labour types.
GS Training Hours includes all reported contractor training. Including;
- training that is part of an On-the-Job training Program (as planned for and approved based On the contract)
- other training that took place due to job requirements (for example – haul road training), and
- natural progression training (for example – moving into foreman position).
Trainees found employment in the following job classifications:
- Security guards
- Crane operators
- Equipment operators
- Cement masons
- Iron workers
- Electrical workers
- Plumbers and Pipefitters
- Office and professional employees (clerical & technical positions)