Vocational Instructor: Tradelinx

The Labour Education Centre is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join the team as a Vocational Instructor for its TradeLinx programInterested applicants should send their résumé and list of references to [email protected].

Position Summary

The Vocational Instructor is primarily responsible for delivering and updating the construction certification training and hands-on vocational training of the Pre-Apprentice Training program. The Instructor works with other LEC staff to ensure that accurate client records are maintained, provides student access to wrap-around supports available from other LEC staff and integrates training with LEC Pre-apprentice programs.

  • External Job Posting
  • Vocational Instructor-Tradelinx
  • Reports to: Project Director Tradelinx or Designate

Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Development and Delivery
  • Confirm that pre-apprenticeship training registrants conform to the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD) and Skilled Trades Ontario policies and requirements for apprenticeship training contracts
  • Ensure training standards and curriculum are in compliance with the current guidelines of the Skilled Trades Ontario. Assure that the program participants are trained within the scope of trade and to industry standards to maximize the success and retention of each apprentice
  • Assist in identifying job placements matched to participants’ abilities, as directed. Identify post hiring needs of participants and responds with effective programming, information and resources, and referrals as directed
  • Assist in the provision of one-on-one support mentoring to program participants, including ensuring access to needed wrap-around supports
  • Ensure all training equipment is maintained in full working order
  • Identify training resources needs, including equipment

Job Placement & Wrap-around Support

  • Support with job development and job placement duties in collaboration with Project Director/Vocational Instructor
  • Develop and maintain relationships within the construction industry, including: construction companies, contractors and subcontractors, trade unions and union training centres
  • Support with post placement wrap-around support to ensure job retention, including counselling on workplace issues, career building, and referrals for family/emotional difficulties

Record Keeping

  • Enter accurate and complete client files
  • Provide regular updates to the Project Director to support with Ministry Reporting

Organizational Responsibilities

  • Prepare for and actively participate in regular meetings - team, supervision and with other LEC staff
  • Demonstrate flexibility and availability to support team and colleagues, especially during critical periods
  • Adhere to LEC and Funder policies, procedures and guidelines
  • Act as a representative for LEC and the Program to partner organizations, unions, and other community agencies as required
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Skills, Experience and Knowledge:

  • Equivalent combination of post-secondary education in a relevant field and/or relevant on-the-job experience
  • A minimum of four years’ experience in a construction building trade
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Previous experience in training, teaching, and motivating individuals
  • Experience in workforce development with an equity perspective
  • Personal and/or practical experience and affinity for the delivery of services to individuals entering or re-entering into the labour market and include a union focus
  • Familiarity and experience with various computer programs including, MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access) and Internet

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a positive and professional attitude.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, team player, organized, innovative, self- motivated, proactive, attention to detail, ability to read blueprints, ability to focus and prioritize
  • Strong computer skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Able to set priorities and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Able to exercise discretion and good judgment interacting with unions and other organizations.
  • A second language is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to behave ethically, ensure that confidentiality is maintained, exercise discretion and good judgement interacting with clients, other colleagues, unions, and other external organizations
  • Able to work as part of a team and independently. Able to communicate clearly, listen accurately, demonstrate sensitivity to others and an openness to receiving/giving constructive feedback
  • Proven ability to work with individuals with employment barriers (i.e., youth, social assistance recipients, retrained workers, internationally trained professionals, etc.)
  • Understanding of LEC’s mission to help workers, potential workers, and all members of our community access decent work and to moving communities towards social, economic, and environmental justice
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of workers who are newcomers, workers of colour, women who work, LGBTQ2+ workers, and other equity-deserving workers. Critical understanding of equity issues and analysis of race, class, gender, power, and privilege

Work Environment and Conditions

  • This is a bargaining unit position, salary, and benefits as per the Collective Agreement with the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE) Local 343
  • The annual salary for this position is $65,055.32 and includes 4 weeks vacation, competitive health benefits plan and paid shut down during the December/January holidays.
  • The normal work week: 35 hours
  • Ability work evenings and weekends and travel to off-site locations as necessary
  • Physical environment: Typical office and typical office equipment. This position may apply for Hybrid Working Arrangement (in-office and work-from-home)
  • Must be able to travel within the GTA, a current driver’s license and access to a vehicle an asset
  • 25 Klondike Drive, North York – Position may apply for a hybrid work arrangement

Physical and Sensory Demands

  • Sitting at a desk
  • Standing at public events
  • Repetitive and/or precise hand/finger movements
  • Attention to detail
  • Bending and twisting
  • Lifting range of 10 lbs. / 4.5 kg
  • Equipment operation: computers, office equipment (e.g., photocopier, telephony, etc.).

How to Apply:

Interested Applicants are asked to send their resumes to Gavin Lawrence by no later than May 24th, 2023 at 5pm.

Please click below to send your résumé and list of references.

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