Build Your Future With the Construct Your Career program

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St. Leonard’s Community Services in partnership with Conestoga College and Brant Skills Centre is happy to continue bringing you the Construct Your Career Program. This training will provide participants with hands on technical training to pursue a career in the lucrative construction sector.

The next session of Construct Your Career begins on January 4th, 2022 – with registration starting in November, 2021.

Participants will receive free essential skills training in key areas like math and communication skills, employment readiness training and technical training in carpentry, plumbing and electrical.

The goal of the program is to provide participants with entry-level knowledge in three key construction areas. This knowledge will allow them to enter the construction sector in entry level jobs or apprenticeships in the red-hot construction sector. Employees in the construction industry are in high demand as companies are struggling to find the qualified workers they need. This project will help to support skilled labourers and new trades people to get into this high-growth field.

“The construction sector and the skilled trades offer solid career opportunities,” said Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development. “That’s why we’re supporting training initiatives that help people prepare for good jobs as we carefully reopen the economy.”

“This investment will have a positive impact on our local economy,” said Will Bouma, MPP for Brantford-Brant. “This means more jobs in Brantford—Brant and we are glad to support the work done by St. Leonard’s Community Services.”


The Skills Advance Ontario project supports workforce development in identified key growth sectors. It funds partnerships that connect employers with the employment and training services required to recruit and advance workers with the right essential, technical, and employability skills. It also supports jobseekers to obtain employment by providing them with sector-specific employment and training services and connecting them to the right employers. Construct Your Career is an Employment Ontario project and is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.


Contact Lindy Bancroft, Employment Services, St. Leonard’s Community Services at (519) 756-7665 or send an email to

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