Training Centres

Every year, hundreds of young men and women enter the skilled trades.
They become part of a training system that has been in place for centuries – apprenticeship.

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The approach of combining hands-on experience and mentoring by skilled tradespeople is still as valid today as it was at the start of the last millennium.

Joint Apprenticeship Committees (JAC) strive to develop a complete training agenda for the construction industry in trades that start with the excavation of the site and continue until the final coat of paint. We have built on a commitment from unionized contractors to support apprenticeship both on the job and in state of the art training centres.

Currently, $40 million per year is spent on apprenticeship training and journey person upgrading in Ontario. There are 95 joint labour/management training centres across the province, representing $260 million worth of training infrastructure. A key element in the success of the COBT is a network of training centres located throughout the GTA. They are unique in the fact that they are funded in large part by an hourly contribution by the working members and union contractors.

The COBT and our affiliates – helping train tomorrow’s workforce today.

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    Boilermakers Local 128

  • photo of Local 353 building

    IBEW Local 353

  • photo of Local 50 building

    Elevators Local 50

  • photo of IUPAT District Council 46 building

    I.U.P.A.T. District Council 46

  • photo of Local 95 building

    Insulators Local 95

  • photo of Local 721 building

    Ironworkers Local 721

  • photo of Local 506 building

    LIUNA Local 506

  • photo of Terrazzo, Tile & Marble building

    Marble, Tile & Terrazzo Training School

  • photo of Ontario Masonry Training Centre building

    Ontario Masonry Training Centre

  • photo of Ontario Sheet Metal Workers building

    Ontario Sheet Metal Workers

  • photo of Local 793 building

    Operating Engineers Local 793

  • photo of Local 46 building

    Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 46

  • photo of Local 787 building

    Refrigeration Local 787

  • photo of Local 285 building

    Sheet Metal Local 285

  • photo of Local 853 building

    Sprinkler Fitters Local 853

 

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TRAINING CENTRES

Every year, hundreds of young men and women enter the skilled trades. They become part of a training system that has been in place for centuries – apprenticeship. The approach of combining hands-on experience and mentoring by skilled tradespeople is still as valid today as it was at the start of the last millennium.

Joint Apprenticeship Committees (JAC) strive to develop a complete training agenda for the construction industry in trades that start with the excavation of the site and continue until the final coat of paint. We have built on a commitment from unionized contractors to support apprenticeship both on the job and in state of the art training centres.

Currently, $40 million per year is spent on apprenticeship training and journey person upgrading in Ontario. There are 95 joint labour/management training centres across the province, representing $260 million worth of training infrastructure. A key element in the success of the COBT is a network of training centres located throughout the GTA. They are unique in the fact that they are funded in large part by an hourly contribution by the working members and union contractors.

The COBT and our affiliates – helping train tomorrow’s workforce today.

Boilermakers Local 128

1035 Sutton Dr.
Burlington, ON
Web: www.ibblocal128.org
Tel: 905-332-8109
Fax: 905-332-1094
Contact: Blair Allin

IBEW Local 353
West End Training Centre

3185 Orlando Dr.
Mississauga, ON
L4V 1C5
Web: www.ibew353.org
Tel: 416-510-3530
Fax: 416-510-3531
Contact: Brad Watt

Elevators Local 50

400 Westney Rd. South
Ajax, ON
L1S 6M6
Web: www.iuec50.org
Tel: 905-686-7355
Fax: 905-686-7355
Contact: Sean McCormick

Insulators Local 95

401 Bentley St.
Units 10 & 11
Markham, ON
L3R 9T2
Web: www.insulators95.com
Tel: 905-944-0110
Fax: 905-944-1065
Contact: Adam Melnick

I.U.P.A.T. District Council 46
(Locals 557 Painters, 1819 Glaziers, 1891 Tapers)

132 Toro Rd.
North York, ON
M3J 3M9
Web: www.iupat.on.ca
Tel: 416-630-9604
Fax: 416-630-3400
Contact: Robert Bronk

Ironworkers Local 721

909 Kipling Ave.
Etobicoke, ON
M8Z 5M3
Web: www.iw721.org
Tel: 416-236-4026
Fax: 416-232-9565
Contact: Clint Knowlton

LIUNA Local 506

1600 Major Mackenzie Dr. East
Richmond Hill, ON
L4S 1P4
Web: www.506tc.org
Tel: 905-883-4268
Fax: 905-883-4894
Contact: Ted Gedney

Marble, Tile & Terrazzo Training School

30 Capstan Gate, Units 4 & 5
Concord, ON
L4K 3E8
Web: www.ttmts.org
Tel: 905-660-5094
Fax: 905-660-5706
Contact: Robert Roppa

Ontario Masonry Training Centre

360 Superior Blvd.
Mississauga, ON
L5T 2N7
Web: www.canadamasonrycentre.com
Tel: 905-564-6622
Fax: 905-564-5744
Contact: Tim Maxson

Ontario Sheet Metal Workers
Training Centre

2600 Sheridan Garden Dr.
Oakville, ON
L6L 7R2
Web: www.osmwtc.com
Tel: 905-829-5655
Fax: 905-829-8551
Contact: Scott Wood

Operating Engineers Local 793
Crane Operator – Oakville Campus

2245 Speers Rd.
Oakville, ON
L6L 6X8
Web: www.iuoelocal793.org
Tel: 905-469-9299
Fax: 905-469-3007
Contact: Joe Dowdall

Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 46

939 Warden Ave.
Scarborough, ON
M1L 4C9
Web: www.ualocal46.org
Tel: 416-759-9351
Fax: 416-759-7346
Contact: Vince Kacaba

Refrigeration Local 787

419 Deerhurst Dr.
Brampton, ON
L6T 5K3
Web: www.jtac787.org
Tel: 905-790-1019
Fax: 905-790-1022
Contact: Gino Difebo

Sheet Metal Local 285

234 Attwell Dr.
Etobicoke, ON
M9W 5A3
Web: www.smwia285.ca
Tel: 416-249-9626
Fax: 416-630-2846
Contact: Chris Walsh

Sprinkler Fitters Local 853

60 Shields Crt.
Markham, ON
L3R 9T5
Web: www.ualocal853.org
Tel: 905-477-6022
Fax: 905-498-5141
Contact: Steve Steele