Custodial Services Training Program

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Custodial Services Training Program

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

Telephone: (905) 438-0570

Email: credit.reg@dcdsb.ca 

Material Cost: $450

Click here for the registration form

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

Session In School Training Dates Job Placement (Cooperative Education)
Session 1 September 9 to November 9, 2020 November 10 to January 22, 2021
Session 2 January 25 to April 6, 2021 April 7 - June 8, 2021

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.

Registration

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.

Information Session

An information session for the Fall 2020 program will be held at our Oshawa Campus:
Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 
Time: 10:00 am

Continuing Education reserves the right to revise or modify programming due to Covid-19 measures.

Contact us

For more information, contact the Oshawa Campus: credit.reg@dcdsb.ca

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