The SHSM–Construction enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the workplace.
There are four categories of work in the construction industry. Each requires the use of different equipment and workers with a variety of skills. Depending on the career chosen, a graduate could work in any or all of these categories:
- New Home Building and Renovation: building, remodeling, or renovating houses and apartment buildings.
- Heavy Industrial Construction: building industrial facilities such as cement, automotive, chemical, or power plants, refineries, and oil-sands installations.
- Institutional and Commercial Construction: building commercial and institutional buildings and structures such as stadiums, schools, hospitals, grain elevators, and swimming pools.
- Civil Engineering Construction: engineering projects such as highways, dams, water and sewer lines, power and communication lines, and bridges
|Brick & Stone Mason||Architectural Design Technician or Technologist|
|Carpenter||Civil Engineering Technologist|
|Construction Millwright||Construction Estimator|
|Heating & Air Conditioning Contractor||Construction Technologist|
|Painter & Decorator||Contractor & Supervisor, Electrical Trades & Telecommunications|
|Residential Home Builder or Renovator|
|Electrical Engineer||Concrete Finisher|
|Mechanical Engineer||Construction Trades Helper & Labourer|
|Structural Engineer||Demolition Worker|
|Helper – Construction Trades|