Constructing Futures

A Construction Project Management Skills Training Program

We are pleased to share information on EMCN’s newest occupational skills training program called Constructing Futures: a 6-month program that provides essential workplace skills and access to the labour market for unemployed, or underemployed immigrants with recognized degrees from an international institution and work experience in the construction field, who want to pursue careers in construction project management within Canada.

Program Description and Goals:

The program provides 18 weeks of full-time employment preparation skills training to participants and an 8-week full-time practicum with an Edmonton employer in the construction industry. Participants will build their skills in effective Canadian business communication, English language for the construction industry, Canadian workplace culture, workplace safety, use of computers and social media, employment standards and employment readiness. These elements will be instructed in partnership with Enbridge Pipelines. In addition, participants will complete Project Management courses with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and will obtain an industry recognized Certificate in Project Leadership.

Preparing: Canadian Workplace and Employment Readiness Skills

Building: Industry Recognized Project Management Courses

Finishing: 8-Week Workplace Practicum

Participant Selection:

  1. be a graduate of a recognized degree program from an international institution and have work experience in the construction field;
  1. have a minimum Canadian Language Benchmarks for Academics (CLBA) score of 6 in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing;
  1. be an Alberta resident, and submit immigration status documents;
  1. be unemployed, underemployed; or receiving Employment Insurance (EI);
  1. demonstrate readiness, willingness, and ability to complete the full 6 months of programming;
  1. submit and pass a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) assessment to appraise technical and project management background and submit documented evidence;
  1. pass an interview with a panel of trustees that includes representatives from NAIT, the project management industry, and Constructing Futures programming.

Please note: the application process is competitive. Applying for the program does not guarantee acceptance.

Interested?

REGISTER to attend a free information session by sending an email to:

[email protected]

Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers

8914—118 Avenue, Edmonton

Telephone: 780-421-7400

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