Skills Canada National Competition (June 1-2, 2017)
The 2017 Skills Canada National Competition continued its ongoing objective of highlighting the importance of the nine Essential Skills commonly used in skilled trade and technology careers.
Essential Skills was one of the highlights of the two-day competition. Students and guests engaged in hands-on challenges, presentations, and interactive activities intended to increase awareness of the Essential Skills. In 2017, SCC gave special emphasis to Working with Others.
video credit: Skills Canada (Gloo Studios/Range Road Media)
After the very successful culmination of the 2017 Skills Canada Competition that was held in the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg last June 1-2, 2017, Staff, Managers, and Executives alike came together to celebrate.
After all the hard work, dedication, and commitment of everyone who was part and parcel of the preparations for the big event, a BBQ celebration was hosted by the leadership at the RRC Greenhouse last June 15, 2017.
Technology Solutions for the Workplace is pleased to offer Radon Measurement and mitigation courses in cooperation with C-NRPP. To register please click here.
Radon Measurement Course WRKS-9093
The two-day Radon Measurement course is the initial course in the C-NRPP certification program. Participants will learn about the properties and health effects of radon. The two day course will cover the protocols and equipment used for radon measurement. This course will prepare the participant for the Measurement Certification exam that is offered on the morning after the course.
Note: The Radon Measurement exam is optional.
Radon Mitigation Course WRKS-9094
Pre-requisite: Radon Measurement course
The three-day Radon Mitigation course is the second in the C-NRPP certification program. Students will begin the in the afternoon after the Measurement course. Participants will learn how to interpret radon test results and determine how to manage radon concentrations within buildings using diagnostic testing and the design and/or installation of radon mitigation systems.
This course will prepare the participant for the Mitigation Certification exam that is offered the next day.
Last date to register: October 2, 2017
Course dates and Costs:
October 16 – 17, 2017 from 8 am to 5pm. $875+GST
Optional exam (TRAD-1090) October 17, 2017 at 6pm $200+GST
October 18-20, 2017 from 8 am to 5 pm. $1249 + GST
Required Exam (TRAD-1091) October 21, 2017 at 9 am. $200+GST
Course Cost Includes: Course, Student Manuals, AM Coffee, Lunch and parking
For further information on Radon Certification Training Courses, please contact Pam Warkentin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TSW is now offering soft skills courses for the workplace. If you are interested in any of the following Courses or if you have need of a course not featured here please contact Tammy Harper, Program Coordinator at email@example.com.
Please note theses courses are currently being offered on a contract basis for groups of 10 or more. If we get enough interest for a regularly scheduled offering, we will look to do that in the Fall of 2017.
Basics of Business Writing – Course Description (½ day with a second ½ day follow up)
Business writing is always carefully crafted and revised before it is presented. Right? Unfortunately, the truth is that it is often riddled with misspelled and misused words as well as inaccuracies. The good news is that you can easily improve your business writing. In this course we will cover:
Know your audience – Who are you writing to? What is their knowledge on the topic? Is the content appropriate for the audience? Is the content user friendly and organized?
Focus on Content and Style – Is your writing organized? Are you using simple language? Are you being concise? Are you focusing on the facts?
Proper formatting use – maximize efficiency with your writing format. Are you using headlines and bullets effectively? Are you using too many/too much?
Proofread, Proofread, Proofread – your first draft is never your final product, you must review, re-read and revise each document you touch BEFORE it is sent out. Grammar and punctuation are very important factors.
Attitude and Perspective – word choice and sentence structure reveal a lot about your attitude and perspective. Are you focusing on your perspective or the readers?
Persuasive Writing Skills (1 half day with potential for a follow up)
Persuasion is generally an exercise in creating a win-win situation. You present a case that others find beneficial to agree with. You make them an offer they can’t refuse. Get your message across more effectively and hone your persuasive writing skills with techniques, theory and practice. This course is designed for anyone who needs to reach readers with an important message. Learn to use powerful rhetorical strategies to engage, inform and inspire. Obtain the skills required to craft documents that support you in building and maintaining strong business relationships with colleagues and clients. Explore attention-catching tone and content strategies that you can apply to emails, reports, web documents, business proposals and beyond.
Diversity in the Workplace I – For Staff (2 hours)
The purpose of Diversity in the Workplace I is to introduce construction industry labour to the fundamental concepts of the discipline. As the diversity of the workforce increases, both the opportunities and challenges for workers, Canadian and foreign born alike, also increases. Foreign born workers offer new ideas, new training methods and new ways of doing things that are proven to be effective in other Manitoban industries. This introductory course is a practical hands-on guide to recognizing, understanding, accepting and celebrating the social, cultural and ethnic diversity in others on a one-to-one basis. This journey begins with an in-depth self-examination of the rules and social norms that have helped to determine our own current views and biases of those different from ourselves. Attendees will study new strategies and techniques to work more effectively with those with a diverse background.
Diversity in the Workplace II – For Supervisors and Managers (2 hours)
Diversity in the Workplace II is designed for supervisors, managers and owners in the construction industry and focusses on creating effective organizational processes to capitalize on the strengths and attributes of a more diverse workforce. Canada, and Manitoba in particular, has a rich history of welcoming immigrants over the centuries. Today’s economy it is no different and Manitoba is strengthened by promoting a more diverse workforce. Interestingly the construction industry in Manitoba lags well behind other industries in like Health Care, the Sciences, Manufacturing and the Total Industrial average in employing immigrants. Promoting organizational diversity goes far beyond hiring token examples of visible minorities. Attendees will consider the advantages of embracing a more holistic one-to-many approach to incorporating diversity. While more complex this strategy can help solve established industry weaknesses such as an aging workforce and its associated loss of experience and institutional memory, lack of skilled/trained/motivated with some incoming workers and the transience of a company’s existing labour force.
SES Talk Posters – CAHRD May 5 SA rev3Winnipeg’s largest Indigenous employment agency will
be on campus to discuss employment supports and
services, as well as their career fast-track program,
which matches job-ready Indigenous candidates with top
Attention Civil and Construction Management Students,
Have some of you recently secured a co-op position that requires completion of the ACI Level 1 Concrete Field Testing Technician course?
Please sign up as soon as possible, as space is limited.
The course will run in the CARSI Lab from May 1st to May 4th, 2017.
The cost is $420.00 CDN payable now or on the first day the class. Registration Forms are available in the Civil Co-op office (Room A1-28).
This course has been designed to enhance the knowledge of existing Code Practitioners and those practitioners who wish to improve their competence in the practice of interpretation and implementation of the principles of the National Building Code (NBC) with respect to Large (Vol. 2, Division B, Part 3) buildings. It is intended to help the participant understand the requirements of the NBC that apply to Part 3 Buildings with emphasis being placed on Complex Buildings which are defined in the NBC as:
1) Post disaster buildings, and
2) Buildings containing building systems, works, fixture and service systems to which Subsection 3.2.6 or Articles 188.8.131.52 to 184.108.40.206 apply.
This course will assist in learning how to find applicable NBC requirements and through the exercises contained herein will focus on creating understanding so that the participant may correctly interpret and apply the regulations.
Some areas covered by this course include:
Occupancy, Construction Types, Fire-Resistance ratings
Appendix D, Fire Performance Ratings, including Flame spread, Smoke development
Building Fire Safety
Safety within Floor Areas
Additional requirements for high buildings
Appendix B, Fire Safety in high Buildings
Mezzanines and interconnected floor spaces
Structural Design, HVAC, Plumbing
Safety Measures at Construction and Demolition Sites