Construction Craft Workers (450A) prepare, excavate, backfill, compact and clean up a work site. They also handle materials as well as ship and receive parts.
You may find additional information about and applicable standards at the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) website - Construction sector link: www.collegeoftrades.ca/trades/training-standards1/construction.
Job Related Skills, Interests and Values
What Preparation and Training do You Need ?
To become a Construction Craft Worker, you should preferably have a secondary school diploma this is usually required by employers and unions today, but grade 10 is currently the legal minimum to be apprenticed in this trade under the Ontario College of Trades Apprenticeship Act (2009). Please note that minimum entry requirements to this and other trades are currently under review by the Ontario College of Trades. Completion of a 2,400 hour apprenticeship will include a combination of on-the-job and in-school training, before successfully writing an examination to obtain your Certificate of Qualification.
To view the Essential Skills necessary for this and other skilled trades, visit the Essential Skills Homepage:
What’s Your Future as a Construction Craft Worker?
Most workers in this trade work full-time, sometimes in shift work, sometimes outdoors although working conditions tend to vary from job to job. Some travel to different job sites may be necessary. The trade is best suited for people who are physically fit. Industries in Southern Ontario that employ Construction Craft Workers include:
The Construction Craft Worker apprenticeship is an excellent introductory program for people considering jobs in the construction sector. Construction Craft Workers can go on to specialize in other skilled trades such as carpentry, bricklaying, etc. For additional information about this career, check out the construction sector website at: www.CareersInConstruction.ca.
Ask Yourself: Is becoming a Construction Craft Worker For You ?
If you answered Yes to most of these questions, working as a Construction Craft Worker may be ideal for you !
You may also want to explore other careers that require similar interests and skills: