Yukon Housing Corporation’s Strategic plan includes a focus on education and training for industry and the public on a range of topics related to housing.
These training opportunities promote professional development in Yukon’s construction trades sector, give the public a better understanding of new home construction, and self-managing a home construction project for those Yukoners who want to build their own home.
Not all Pressure Treated Wood is Created Equal
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
7:45am - 10:00am, Yukon College, Lecture Hall Room A2103
Pressure treated wood products are all around us - utility poles, timber bridges, railway cross ties. In residential settings, these products are used for many building applications and extend the service life of wood structures - permanent wood foundations, fences, decks, gazebos, sheds, etc. Pressure treated wood comes in many different forms - the key is to use the right product for the right use. Come and hear an overview of new and improved preserved wood products and recent changes to the Permanent Wood Foundations Manual.
Speaker: Henry Walthert, CAE, Wood Preservation Canada
Henry is the Executive Director of Wood Preservation Canada. Through his 29 year career with the association, he has been involved in the development of industry standards through the Canadian Standards Association, American Wood Protection Association and the International Standards Organization. Prior to WPC, Henry worked for the Canadian Window and Door Manufacturers’ Association and the Canadian Hardwood Plywood Association.
Wood Preservation Canada is a not-for-profit industry representing the manufacturers of pressure treated wood products and preservative suppliers across Canada.
Material Selection for High Performance Building Envelopes
Thursday, April 27, 2017
7:45am - 10:00am, Coast High Country Inn, Banquet Room
Learn about what you need to look for in building materials to create a reliable, lasting and cost effective building envelope.
Speaker: Sean McStay CME, CSE - SIGA Cover Inc.
Sean is the trainer and application advisor for SIGA in Western Canada. He comes from a 10+ year career selling products in the construction market with a focus on building envelope and high performance standards. Sean is also a guest lecturer at the BCIT Passive Housing trades training program as well as the City of Vancouver airtightness training course. Sean's focus day to day is to help decision makers select the right materials that balance performance, longevity, ease of use and overall value to create lasting, efficient buildings.
SIGA is a family owned and operated Swiss company that has been in business for over 50 years. Its products are regularly used in a wide variety of climate zones from areas above the arctic circle to Australia and everywhere in between. Its focus is on designing, manufacturing and distributing toxin free high performance tapes and membranes.
To sign up, call 667-5759.
Past Contractor Breakfast Presentations
Whether you are beginning a career in construction trades or looking to acquire certification for a particular trade, Yukon College’s Continuing Education program has the training programs designed to help you get where you want to be.List of Yukon College Industry Specific Continuing Education courses
A career in Yukon’s construction trades can be a dynamic, in-demand and rewarding vocation. The Advanced Education Branch of Yukon Education provides a number of programs for the training and certification of apprentices and trades workers in Yukon.
Northern Safety Network Yukon
The goal of the NSNY is to foster a commitment to occupational health and safety among Yukon workers and employers. NSNY offers a range of classroom and skills based safety training courses designed to support individual safety on the job, courses are endorsed by Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board. NSNY administers the Certificate of Recognition (COR™) Program. COR is an auditable occupational health and safety certification program for all Yukon employers.
410 Jarvis Street
Yukon Housing Corporation
Box 2703 (Y-1)
Phone: (867) 667-5759
Toll-free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5759
Fax: (867) 667-3664