Custodial Services Training Program

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NEW Session Begins January 31, 2020 - It's not too late to join! 

Call Andrea Ellsworth, Program Leader, at 905.438.0570 x57164 to set up an appointment today.

Custodial Services Training Program
Oshawa Campus: 850 King St. W., Unit 26, Oshawa

Telephone: (905) 438-0570

Material Cost: $395

Monday to Friday (8:30 am – 1:30 pm)

Important dates

In School Training Dates Job Placement (Cooperative Education)
Session 1 September 5 to November 6, 2019 November 7, 2019 to January 30, 2020
Session 2 January 31 to April 14, 2020 April 15 to June 25, 2020

About the program

The Custodial Services Training Program is a 20-week program that is designed to prepare individuals with the skills necessary for entry-level custodial positions. Classroom time consists of learning safety practices and protocols, as well as the practical knowledge required for custodial services.  Students can earn 5 high school credits and gain on-the-job experience.

Custodians are integral members of an organization. Their responsibilities provide staff with a safe, clean, and secure environment. Today’s custodial profession requires a great deal of knowledge and skill.  Custodians are extremely important to the running of an efficient organization and maintaining a healthy environment.  

The Custodial Services Training Program has two parts:

Part 1 – In school (9 weeks) 8:30 am – 1:30 pm with a digital literacy component to enhance 21st century learning skills.  Students can earn 2 credits for this component

Part 2 – Job Placement (11 weeks) Cooperative Education placement for 3 credits – times of work will vary depending on the placement.

Program Benefits

The benefits of the program include:

  • 9 weeks of focused classroom learning for workplace preparation;
  • 11 weeks of on-the-job experience in the cooperative education placement;
  • Build your resume with certifications in First Aid/CPR, WHMIS, Fall Arrest, Power Hand Tool Safety, Worker        Safety Awareness,  Workplace Violence and Harassment Prevention;
  • Network with employers and community agencies; and
  • Learn about safety protocols, cleaning procedures, equipment training, use of tools and become trained by knowledgeable professionals in the industry.


To register you must:

  • Pass a literacy test; and
  • Pass an interview.

Successful applicants must show:

  • Clean criminal record check (vulnerable sector); and 
  • Updated immunizations.

Contact us

For more information, contact Andrea at the Oshawa Campus: or call 905-438-0570 (ext. 57164).

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