Local 1611 in cooperation with the Industry Training Authority (ITA) has obtained Red Seal Certification for the Trade designation of Construction Craft Worker (CCW). Local 1611 is the only Union to offer this certification in B.C. The (CCW) Red Seal Certification will be recognized Canada wide. We believe Local 1611 members are skilled individuals who deserve to be recognized for their experience, hard work and expertise.
Construction Craft Worker training will be offered at two apprenticeship levels and a review course is offered for those challenging their Red Seal trade qualification at no cost to Local 1611 members in good standing.
Apprenticeship Level 1 requires 2,000 ‘CCW scope’ field hours. Apprenticeship Level 2 requires 4,000 ‘CCW scope’ field hours.
To challenge the Red Seal trade qualification requires a minimum of 6,000′ CCW scope’ field hours.
Apprenticeship level technical training is 120 hours (4 weeks) of training in both classroom and practical experience. The Union will offer a 3 day review course to assist members in successfully challenging the Red Seal Certification exam. The exam is written on the 4th day. Both levels of apprenticeship technical training and TQ review courses will cover off the following Construction Craft Worker (CCW) required scope of knowledge and field experience:
Utilities and Pipeline
Use of Tools and Equipment
Site Work Organization and Preparation
Scaffolding and Access Equipment
All apprentices must create a B.C. Education Identification BCeID account on-line through Employment Services Training Support on the WorkBC website. This must be completed prior to the start date of your apprenticeship technical training.
The Federal Government offers Apprenticeship Incentive Grants (AIG) and an Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) to Canadian residents applying for Red Seal Certification following their completion of apprenticeship level(s). For further details on applying for these grants CLICK HERE for the Service Canada website.
Apprentice registrations take up to 10 days for processing at the ITA and Red Seal Challenge applications take 6-8 weeks. All CCW programs require a minimum of 12 to a maximum of 16 students)