20 years of experience Developing Workforce Skills
Essential Skills Services for Construction

Services for Tradespeople

"SkillPlan delivers practical learning solutions for the construction industry. Their contribution benefits both employers and workers. "

R. Sparks
Director of Projects
Construction Sector Council

"SkillPlan came into our workplace and designed a training solution that fit specifically to our performance issues. The program improved the workers’ oral communication skills that eventually led to worker promotions."

T. Newman
Plant Supervisor
Metro Waste

SkillPlan offers services for tradespeople who need help with technical or workforce training. We also offer workshops for tradespeople who want to improve writing and computer skills for workplace applications.

Technical Training Support

We provide individual tutoring and small group instruction to assist pre-apprentices and apprentices in technical training. We review and teach math, study skills, and test taking strategies. This support also includes help with preparing for the next level of training or for exams such as the Red Seal.

For a list of trades that have used our support services, click below.

Cement Masons
Heat and Frost Insulators
Operating Engineers (HEO, Road Building, Crane Operators)
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanics
Sheet Metal Workers

Communication Support Classes

Our on-site classes assist workers who want support with during their training. These classes are for workers with language difficulties and who need extra help. These classes do not replace workforce training. One-on-one support is offered when funding is available.

  • Communication and reading classes with job specific content
  • Test preparation classes such as studying for the WHMIS exam

Mentorship on the Job Workshops

Journeypersons, supervisors, and contractors will learn a strategy for mentoring apprentices or new workers on the jobsite in these workshops. This strategy benefits both the company and the industry – it encourages the passing on of trades skills and the continuation of the trade.

Plain Language Writing

This workshop reviews how to write effective emails, newsletters, and memos using examples from the construction industry. Workshop participants will have opportunities to bring in their own work for the workshop facilitators to review.