|Faculty:||Trades & Heavy Industrial
|Field of Study:||Construction Trades, General
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians, Other
|Description:||If you are fresh out of high school or ready to make a career change and are interested in becoming a tradesperson but don't know which field to pursue, Keyano College offers a 24-week Mechanical and Construction Trades Preparation (MCTP) Program that will get you headed in the right direction. Our MCTP Program gives you entry-level experience in some of the most popular trades including welding, mechanics, parts, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, steamfitting/pipefitting, and millwright. In the final six weeks of the Program you will get hands-on experience in the trade of your choice through a work experience placement. The majority of the students who complete the MCTP Program go on to complete apprenticeships.
The Mechanical and Construction Trades Preparation Program (MCTP) provides entry-level industry training and skill development for employment in apprenticeship trades. Current demand for skilled workers requires apprenticeship candidates who have demonstrated trade knowledge and related skills, employability skills, appropriate work ethics and safe work practices. The MCTP program offers 24 weeks of multiple trade preparation, skill development and employability skills training. The program enables students to choose and prepare for entry-level trades employment in industry. The final six weeks of training is an assignment by the student's choice of trade area to a work experience placement in industry. Students are issued credentials for work experience by Apprenticeship and Industry Training and assume full apprentice workload duties under supervision of a journeyman.
Throughout the program, safety is stressed as a personal practice and industry requirement. Related study includes introduction to Loss Control Management, Occupational Health and Safety Legislation, W.H.M.I.S, Standard First Aid, CPR, and response to emergency situations. The program is task-oriented to actual job conditions as closely as practicably possible.
Students successfully completing the program will have demonstrated basic theory and practical trade knowledge and will have acquired selected apprenticeship-level trade skills in both construction and mechanical trade areas. Graduates receive a program certificate, transcript, and, for employment purposes, an industry-based job performance evaluation from their work experience placement.
Please visit TradeSecrets.gov.ab.ca for more information about your trade of interest.