Quick Start in Construction

Quick Start in Construction prepares those who want to work in construction trades to get ready with basic requirements and certifications, including Working at Heights, Elevated Work Platforms, WHMIS and Workplace Violence and Harassment.

*Note that the training program is held at 25 Klondike Drive, Toronto, (Steeles and Weston Road near Black Creek Subway)

How quick is the Quick Start Program? 140 hours

Quick Start is ideal for those who:

  • Are ready for a career in construction
  • Know the trade they want to learn
  • Have relevant work experience
  • Need help to transition into trades and apprenticeships

The Program:

  • 140 hours
  • Full- time or part-time
  • Safety training certificates
  • Hands on experience
  • Wrap around supports

The Certificates:

  • Working at heights
  • Elevated platform
  • 4 Steps to safety
  • Workplace violence and harassment
  • Hand tool + PPE
The Training:
  • Online sessions
  • Construction math
  • Carpentry home kits
  • Frame, dry wall, use the drill
  • Learn how to read blueprint
The Support:
  • Career advise
  • Financial support
  • Mentors
  • Network
  • Career Coach

Open to all with a special welcome to women, Black youth, newcomers and Indigenous applicants.

STEP 1: Email [email protected] or call or text (647) 545-8226 to schedule an information session.

STEP 2: Set up an appointment to tell us about your goals and interests so we can customize our support to suit your needs.

STEP 3: Complete Survey and Intake Form prior to attending your appointment. Need help to complete the form, contact us. 

STEP 4: Register to the NexGen Builders Mentoring Program and complete your Mentee Profile.