Custodial Services Training Program

Custodial Services Training Program

Location: Oshawa Campus: 850 King St. W., Unit 26

Dates: November 13, 2023 to April 8, 2024

Material Fee: $450

Telephone: (905) 438-0570


Monday to Friday  (8:30 am – 1:30 pm for in school training; job placement hours will consist of an 8 hour day)

Important Dates 

In School Training Dates Job Placement (Cooperative Education)
November 13, 2023 to January 25, 2024  January 26 to April 8, 2024

About the Program

The Custodial Services Training Program is an 18-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 (9 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;
  • 9 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, Infection Prevention and Control, 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:

  • Participate in an interview
  • Complete a literacy requirement

Successful applicants must show:

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

To begin the registration process for November 2023, please register for an upcoming literacy test/interview date.  Successful candidates will receive a registration form.

Literacy Test/Interview DatesRegistration 

May 10, June 20

September 19, October 19

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Oshawa Campus - 850 King St. W., Unit 26


Registration for the October 19 literacy test will be available until October 18 at 12:00 pm. 


Register for the October 19 literacy test by clicking on the blue button:


Click here to Register


Contact us

For more information, contact the Oshawa Campus: or 905-438-0570