Can you build it? Yes, you can!

Good with your hands, love working in the outdoors, and enjoy building? The construction industry continues to grow in northwestern Ontario and throughout Canada. That means more jobs for fewer people – will you be one of the lucky ones to take advantage of this trend?

The construction worker is the backbone of building industry for residential, commercial, and industrial building. Confederation College’s Carpentry & Renovation Techniques one-year certificate program (formerly Construction Techniques) will provide you with hands-on skills along with in-class learning to give you a strong background in the construction industry from blueprint reading and an overview of construction materials to review of the building process from start to finish. Coursework includes construction materials and methods, applied mathematics, computer-aided drafting (CAD), introduction to masonry and building construction practices. 


  • One-year course allows you to join the workforce faster
  • Course also covers safety standards for working on job sites
  • Combines class work with hands-on learning to improve your knowledge and skills
  • Plenty of one-on-one, personalized instruction

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Aaron Middleton

Aaron Middleton

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Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Construction Techniques program will be able to immediately apply for general labourer jobs with companies and construction sites across northwestern Ontario. You’ll be able to build upon your skills in the field and perhaps even specialize in certain areas.

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