When it comes to providing work to our members, we don’t just take the person from the top of the dispatch list. We assess the skills and qualifications of each member to match the right person to the right job. This process stems from our deep-rooted commitment in finding optimal job satisfaction for our members, as well as providing skilled and productive workers for our employers. With that said, the best way to develop career opportunities is to enhance your skill set through continuous training provided by LiUNA Local 1059.
Our 90,000 square foot facility in London allows experienced trainers to deliver cutting-edge construction industry training to new apprentices, pre-apprentices, registered apprentices, and hundreds of LiUNA member journeypersons each year.
To ensure that curriculum content is up-to-date, training is conducted by sector-specific professionals who are contracted for the duration of the course and who return to their respective positions in the construction industry when training is complete.
CONSTRUCTION CRAFT WORKER
A Construction Craft Worker (CCW) is involved in site preparation, clean-up, material handling, excavation, backfill/compaction and dismantling on and around buildings, structures or premises. The CCW may also be involved in formsetting and stripping, concrete placing and finishing, pipelaying, and mason tendering.
About the Apprenticeship
The CCW Apprenticeship Program is similar to other apprenticeships in that the apprentice attends two eight-week in-school sessions in between two to three periods of paid work experience, each lasting approximately ten months. The apprentice keeps a logbook outlining competencies learned on the job.
CCW apprentices specialize in one of the following sectors:
Curb, Gutters and Sidewalk (Formsetter, Cement Finisher)
Sewer and Watermain (Pipelayer)
High Rise and Low Rise Forming (Formsetter)
Industrial, Commercial and Institutional
Masonry (Tender, Forklift)
When Training Occurs
CCW in-school sessions are scheduled by the MLTSD (Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development). All courses take place between October and May of each year.
The in-school apprenticeship standard is the same one used at all other approved TDAs (Training Delivery Agents) across Ontario, and is approved by the MLTSD. Topics covered during the 16-week program include:
Construction Safety I & II
Blueprints and Specifications I & II
Construction Tools I & II
Equipment Handling Practices and Procedures I & II
Rigging, Hoisting and Material Handling I & II
Introduction to Formwork I & II
Introduction to Concrete I & II
Introduction to Scaffolding I & II
Earthwork, Barriers and Controls I & II