The Building Code Skills Development Program for Internationally Trained Individuals, delivered by George Brown College and in partnership with WoodGreen, is a skills-training initiative that prepares participants for the role of Building Official with the construction and public administration sectors. Participants will learn:
- Building Code legislation and regulations
- Principles of building science and how they affect the performance of various materials, construction types, building designs, and mechanical systems
- Technical communication skills and electronic communication processes used by the construction industry
- Reading and interpreting construction drawings and an understanding of how drawings must be prepared for building permit applications
Program content has been created in collaboration with the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) and George Brown College’s Continuing Education Technology and Trades Department
Most courses provide graduates with Continuing Education credits which may be transferable to post-secondary or Continuing Education construction and engineering technology programs.
As a partner in the program, WoodGreen cultivates relationships with employers to engage them as guest speakers and to provide site tours, job shadowing and paid work placements. We also help students get ready for employment through workshops and one-on-one support to help with resumes and interviewing skills.