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Mastering Construction Skills Package 1-might be eligible for Employer Training Grant up to $10,000

The Training Programs Descriptions and Objectives and Outcome:
This training program was specifically designed and created to support British Columbians that maybe employed or have been employed in the construction sector to gain technical skills in response to technological advancements and essential skills to obtain good-paying jobs and increase job security,
This program aims to provide absolutely high-value and high-quality corporate training to help employers in construction industry to train their current or future employees to meet their immediate needs of the business and the participant’s job, to help employers build up an agile, skilled, and resilient workforce which is essential for strong, sustainable and balanced growth with a strategic competitive advantage for productivity and innovation,

Using our current professional experts and our history of curriculum development experience, we customize a flexible package to create your perfect training solution

Upon completion of the following 14 programs (total 304 hours comprehensive training consist of 152 hours theory training + 152 hours case study, term project, presentation )
1,  Mastering Building System and Design-Series 1 (17 hours) will go through the following topics
Environmental Conditions
Designing for the Environment
Designing for Human Health and Safety
Building Forms, Structures, and Elements
Floor/Ceiling Assemblies, Walls, and Stairs
Windows and Doors
Acoustic Design Principles
Architectural Acoustics
Water Supply Systems
Waste and Reuse Systems
Fixtures and Appliances
Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation, and Moisture Control
Heating and Cooling
Electrical System Basics
Electrical Distribution
Lighting Systems

2,Mastering An Overview of Building Construction Series 1 (10 hours) will go through the following topics
The significance of System Design
Systems Design and Analysis
Traditional Design Procedures
Traditional Construction
Role of the Client in Design and Construction
Building Costs and Major Building Systems
Systems for Enclosing Buildings
Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) and Objective of Elimination
Intelligent Buildings and Building Codes
Zoning Codes
Project Peer Review
Program Definition and Organization of the Building Team
A/E Liability and Insurance
Definition of Project Phases
Scheduling & Personnel 

3,Mastering Building System and Construction-Series 2 (10 hours) will go through the following topics
Structural Theory
Soil Mechanics and Foundations
Structural Steel Construction
Concrete Construction
Wood Construction

4,Mastering Building System and Construction-Series 3 (10 hours) will go through the following topics
 Wall, Floor, and Ceiling Systems
 Roof Systems
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Plumbing- Water Supply, Sprinkler, and Water Systems

5,Mastering Building System and Construction-Series 4 (10 hours) will go through the following topics
Plumbing- Water-Supply, Sprinkler and Water Systems
Electrical Systems
Vertical Circulation
Construction Project Management
Communication Systems
Construction Cost Estimating

6,Mastering Building System and Estimating (10 hours) will go through the following topics
Introduction to construction costs Estimating.
Contract, Bonds and Insurance.
Project Manual.
The Estimate.
Computers in Estimating.
Overhead and Contingencies.
Labor. Equipment. Excavation.
Concrete. Masonry. Metals. Wood.
Thermal and Moisture Protection.
Doors and Windows.
Finishes. Electrical. Plumbing. Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning.
Profit.
Other Estimating Methods.

7,Mastering Building System and Fundamentals-Series 1 (10 hours) will go through the following topics
Making Building
Foundations
Wood
Heavy Timber Frame Construction
Wood Light Frame Construction
Exterior Finishes For Wood Light Frame Construction
Interior Finishes For Wood Light Frame Construction
Brick Masonry
Stone And Concrete Masonry
Steel Frame Construction
Light Gauge Steel Frame Construction

8,Mastering Building System and Fundamentals-Series 2 (10 hours) will go through the following topics
Concrete Construction
Sitecast Concrete Framing Systems
Precast Concrete Framing Systems
Roofing
Glass and Glazing
Windows and Doors
Designing Exterior Wall Systems
Cladding with Masonry and Concrete
Cladding with Metal and Glass
Selecting Interior Finishes
Interior Walls and Partitions
Finish Ceilings and Floors

9,Mastering Construction Jobsite Management (12 hours) will go through the following topics
The responsibilities of project managers.
Construction superintendents and construction engineers are covered in depth, from configuring a project team to closing out a project.
Jobsite personnel activities, outlining proven procedures and helpful techniques to manage projects effectively from start to finish.
Clear, concise and accurate language, as well as relevant details make an essential introduction to the “real world" of construction jobsite management.

10,Mastering Construction Process And Safety (9 hours) will go through the following topics
Construction Management
Third Party Coordination
Quality Management
Safety Management During Construction
Construction Scheduling
Construction Communication
Construction Performance Measurement
Construction Budget
Construction contract
Successful leadership in construction
Safe work requirement for construction

11,Mastering Introduction of Construction Technology (19 hours) will go through the following topics
Introduction to residential wood frame construction technology, including wood frame structural components, connections, wall sections, and engineered wood, the materials and methods associated with residential construction
Foundation structure, damp proofing structure
Building system, floor, wall, attic, and roof
The building envelope, waterproofing

12,Mastering Construction Health and Safety (6 hours) will go through the following topics
Definitions
Application
Health and Safety Programs
Workplace Inspections Equipment
Personal Protective Equipment
Eye/Head/Foot/Hearing/Respiratory/Hand Protection Hazards
Housekeeping and Fire Safety
Electrical Hazards
Lockout and Tagging
Backing Up
Traffic Control
Mounting and Dismounting Tools
Hand Tools
Power Tools - Drills, Planes, Routers
Power Tools - Saws
Power Tools - Air
Power Tools - Explosive

13,Mastering A Set of Useful Skills That You Should Know (Customer Service and Business Goals) (9 hours) will go through the following topics
Why is Customer Service Important?
Customer Service: Costs vs. Benefits Analysis
What do customers expect?
The 8 Core Principles of Good Customer Service
20 Customer Service Techniques
What Good Customer Service Means
Bad vs. Good Business Goals
SMART Goals
Key Performance Indicators
Business Planning

14,Mastering Project Management-A Set of Useful Skills that You Should Know (10 hours) will go through the following topics
Introduction to Project Management
Trends in Modern Management
Planning Your Project
Implementing Your Project
Organizational structures Analysis
Cost Estimating and Budgeting
Project Return Analysis (ROI, NPV and Payback Period)
Project Life Cycle
Project Team Management

the successful participant (student) will gain the right mix of knowledge and skills to adapt to the labour market’s changing job requirements and to be well equipped to respond to the evolving demands of the labour market
The intended outcome and result of training will be improved job-related skills leading to increased job security and /or a better job for a current employee of the applicant employer and /or a job for an unemployed person

Admission Requirements
Participants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), who are entitled to work in Canada. at least 16 years old and be either:
• Unemployed, or
• Employed by the applicant employer
Once training is completed, employers will hire or continue to employ participants in B.C

Program Duration
The duration of the program is 6 months.

Learning Resources
Learning resources are mainly from text books, real-life case studies, internet information, as well as videos.

Delivery Methods:
In-class instruction, On-site, Distance/Online, or Combined

Marking Scheme
This program will have two parts; one part is theory, another part is practice.
Completion of distance class of theory will be counted as 50% towards the final grade, Completion of 
case study, term project, presentation will be counted as 50% towards the final grade. 

Grading scale for each class is as follows:
A 94-100%
A- 90-93%
B+ 86-89%
B 83-85%
B- 80-82%
C+ 75-79%
C 70-74%
D 60-69%
F 0-59%
Requirements for Graduation
Courses with grades lower than “C” is not counted toward the completion of the corporate training program.

Capacity (number of participants): 30

Name of instructors: team of experts of Vancity Institute of Sciences and Arts Inc,
Jamie, a designer with a Bachelor’s Degree in interior design and 25+ years of construction professional experience along with a tremendous 10+ years of experience in teaching and coaching
Vivian, a lawyer with a Bachelor’s Degree in law, 25+ years of construction professional experience along with 10+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Richard, an engineer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, 25+ years of construction professional experience along with 10+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Bill, QS with Bachelor’s Degree of Engineering, 30+ years of construction professional experience along with 10+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Thomas, an architect with a Bachelor’s Degree of Architecture, 35+ years of construction professional experience along with 15+ years of experience in teaching and coaching
Qian, Administrator, and associate instructor, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, 8+ years of admin experience along with 8+ years experience in teaching and coaching
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