The College of Carpenters & Allied Trades

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-apprenticeshipapprenticeshiphealth 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.

Training Programs


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)
  • Chainsaw Safety
  • Computer Basic
  • Computer Advanced
  • Concrete Formwork (7 Weeks, full-time)
  • Confined Spaces
  • Construction Math
  • Door & Hardware Basic
  • Door & Hardware Mechanical
  • Door & Hardware Electrified
  • Estimating
  • 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
  • Layout
  • Low-rise Trim
  • 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)
  • Solid Surfaces
  • Stair Building 1
  • Stair Building 2
  • Suspended Access Equipment
  • Swing Stage
  • Total Station
  • Welding (to Canadian Welding Bureau certification)
  • WHMIS/GHS Refresher
  • Working at Heights
  • Working at Heights Refresher

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