Carpenters Millwrights College (CMC)

Carpenters Millwrights College (CMC) is a private training college established in 1996 and owned by the Carpenters Union, Local 579 and the Millwright Union, Local 1009. Choices For Youth/Train for Trades contracts with CMC to provide basic safety training for the youth in a number of key areas including: Fall Protection, Standard First Aid, WHMIS, Powerline Hazards, Fire Extinguisher and Ramset gun training.

Originally this training was done in a single block of a couple weeks, but is now spread out to accommodate the revolving entry dates of the program.

It is very important for them to come and have some sort of formal training before going to a construction site. Construction sites are very dangerous. They need to be cognizant of how they can get hurt, so we focus a lot of the training on safety…by not doing an introductory level training, you're putting youth at risk by having their first introduction to a jobsite being on the jobsite. They really need to prepare for what they're getting into so they're safe.” —Kelly Power, Director of Carpenters Millwrights College