The College of Carpenters and Allied Trades Inc. (CCAT) is a jointly trusted union-employer construction skills school that was established to serve the recruitment and educational needs of Carpenters Local 27 members and their employers.
Since its inception in 1986, CCAT has offered an extensive variety of carpentry trades-related pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, health and safety, and continuing education courses to thousands of students.
CCAT's two state-of-the-art facilities in Woodbridge total approximately 113,000 square feet of "hands-on" shop and classroom areas that have been customized in accordance with the theoretical and practical requirements of the educational programs.
In addition to its fully site-simulated carpentry shops, CCAT is equipped with 13 electronic classrooms; 2 computer laboratories; a wood working machine shop, a welding shop, a floor covering installer shop and an ICRA Best Practices in Healthcare Construction laboratory.
CCAT offers a pre-apprenticeship program in Formwork Carpentry designed to equip new entrants into General Carpentry Apprenticeship with market ready employment skills upon completion of the seven-week course.
General Carpenter Apprenticeship
CCAT is the largest Training Delivery Agency of General Carpentry Apprenticeship - on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) - in the province of Ontario, with well over 2,000 Carpentry Apprentices signed to it's Local Apprenticeship Committee and providing all three levels of in-school training (Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced) to over 450 carpenter apprentices a year.
Floor Covering Installer Apprenticeship
CCAT is also the largest Training Delivery Agency on behalf of MAESD for Floor Covering Apprenticeship in the province, offering both levels of in-school training (Basic and Advanced) to Floor Covering Apprentices province-wide.
Health & Safety and Continuing Education Courses
Between 4,500 and 5,000 Union Members per year take advantage of the below listed health & safety and continuing education courses at CCAT. These courses are offered free charge to members in good standing of Carpenters' Local Union 27 and take place on an evening and weekend basis.
Basics of Supervision
Basic Occupational Health & Safety Awareness
Blueprint Reading 1
Blueprint Reading 2
Certificate of Qualification Exam Preparation (Carpentry)
Certificate of Qualification Exam Preparation (Floor Covering)
Concrete Formwork (7 Weeks, full-time)
Door & Hardware Basic
Door & Hardware Mechanical
Door & Hardware Electrified
Exterior Cladding - Residential
First Aid / CPR
Forklift – Slab
Forklift – Slab refresher
Forklift – All-terrain
Forklift – All-terrain refresher
ICRA Best Practices in Health Care Construction
Interior Trim 1
Interior Trim 2
Metal Roofing - Residential
Power Elevated Work Platforms (scissor lift and articulating boom)
Scaffolding Health & Safety Training Program
Scaffolding Health & Safety Training Program Refresher
Sketch Pro – Building Information Modelling (BIM)
Stair Building 1
Stair Building 2
Suspended Access Equipment
Welding (to Canadian Welding Bureau certification)
Working at Heights
Working at Heights Refresher
To find out more about the College of Carpenters, please visit their website at: www.theccat.ca
What others say about us…
I am a member of Local 27 because I wanted to be part of this great organization. This union embraces all members, regardless of gender, race or religious beliefs. We are all members first. As a member my family and I receive great benefits through receiving good wages, and a pension. Knowing that later in life, I will not be a burden to my family and to society, gives me piece of mind.
Local 27 is a good Union to be a part of. I am glad to have found the Carpenters’ Union and became a member. I hope to in the future give back to the Carpenters’ Union and contribute to the Union to return my thanks for all the Union has done for me and my family.
I am a member of local 27 and am proud of it. I like belonging to a union who respect their members and offer qualified and trained tradespeople to the employer. I was very impressed with the UBC Training Center in Las Vegas and the 300 hitters training seminar. I thought it was very well done and I am very grateful that I was chosen to participate in the program.
In 2006 I joined local 27. Over the last 13 years I have learned that hard work, attention to detail and commitment to schedule is what separates me and my fellow brothers from the rest of the industry and maintains our job security. Local 27 constantly highlight the importance of improvement. They not only encourage it, they open the doors for you to do so through their training courses. Ultimately I believe this is because they understand that by bettering their fellow members they are improving the foundation for further growth and maintaining the security that I as a member rely on.
I am an active Local 27 member since 2010. I am engaged with the Union through attending meetings, courses, seminars and member events. What I gained since becoming a member of the Carpenters’ Union is stability, support (moral and financial), an in depth understanding of the union, the importance of being a contributing member that contributes to the collective growth of our Union. I have had the opportunity to get to know our representatives and the importance of their work. I gained knowledge by attending training courses provided at The College of Carpenters. I have had the opportunity to attend training at the Carpenters’ International Training Centre and take part in Leadership Programs. I believe there is always room to learn and grow and I think Local 27 is doing a great job providing members the chance and the tools to better ourselves on the job and in our personal life.