PUBLIC WORKS TECHNICIAN TRAINING - PBLMT

ABOUT THE TRAINING


Public Works Technician Training is a 16-week Project Based Labour Market Training Program

(PBLMT). Participants will receive training and work experience in occupational skills related

to: public works, working safely, use of tools and equipment, environmental best practices, as

well as maintaining and repairing roads and sidewalks, water systems, sanitary and storm sewer

systems, building maintenance, parks and recreation facilities, and fire protection systems.


Essential skills specifically related to public works will be embedded throughout the training

along with life skills. Upon completion of the training and work experience, participants will be

registered as Provisional Public Works Technicians, by ASTTBC and will be supported towards

full certification after one year of supervised public works employment that evidences their

competency in all core public works competencies, as well as in at least one specialty field.


START DATES


Intake #3 - March 28, 2022

Western Business Network, Meshroad Marketing, Vancouver

TRAINING INFORMATION


Public Works Technician Training is a 100% government-funded free, group-based full-time

a program consisting of:


•1 week of orientation (Live Virtual)

•9 weeks of virtual and in-person academic training (Live Virtual)

•1 week of short-term certifications (Hybrid)

•1 week of job support (Live Virtual)

•4 weeks of work experience with local employers (In-Person)


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA


• Referred by a WorkBC Centre with an Action Plan

• BCEA PWD Clients or BCEA Non-PWD Clients

•Current resident of British Columbia

•Possesses either a Permanent Residency Status, or Canadian Citizenship, or a

Refugee with Protected Person status

•Unemployed or Part-time employed or Precariously employed (less than 20 hours a

week)

• Currently receiving Employment Insurance (EI) Benefits or Reach back, have had an

EI benefit within the previous 60 months or have earned more than $2,000 in insurable

earnings and have paid Employee EI premiums on those earnings in at least 5 of the

last 10 years (Note: the 5 years do not have to be consecutive years)


BENEFITS AND CERTIFICATES


• Up to $300 weekly allowance for eligible candidates and PPE

• WHMIS certificate

• Occupational First-Aid Level l certificate

• Transportation Endorsement certificate

• Traffic Control Person (TCP/Flagger) certificate

• Confined Spaces – Fall Protection –Ladder Safety certificates

• Basic Electrical Safety certificate

• Underground Utilities Locator certificate

• Excavation, Trenching and shoring Safety certificate



CONTACT INFORMATION


Ahana Roy

Tel: 604.324.7733, ext. 411

Email: ahana.roy@pics.bc.ca


Yuhan Yu

Tel: 604.596.7722, ext. 614

Email: yuhan.yu@pics.bc.ca

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