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).

Keeyask Generating Station Training

Labour Type KCN Hires Other Hires Generating Station Training Totals
Individuals Trained Individuals Trained Individuals Trained Average Training Duration (Hours)
Non-Designated Trades 25 302 327
Designated Trades 17 175 192
Support & Service Trades 183 85 268
Staff & Supervisory 0 59 59
Total GS Training 225 621 846 125

GS Note:
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:

  • Labourers
  • Security Guards
  • Crane Operators
  • Equipment Operators
  • Teamsters
  • Carpenters
  • Rodmen
  • Electrical Workers
  • Plumbers and Pipefitters
  • Office and Professional Employees (Clerical & Technical positions)
  • Caterers
  • Supervisory