Community Infrastructure, Maintenance and Management

What is the purpose of the program?

To train community government works staff.

What are the objectives of the program?

  • To provide community government employees with the skills to provide efficient and effective community works programs and services.
  • To ensure that the community government works area is safely providing services to it’s residents.
  • To allow community employees to do their job safely.
  • To enhance the overall skills of community work employees so that they can more effectively deliver services.

Why should I take the Community Infrastructure, Maintenance and Management program?

  • Upon completion of the Community Infrastructure, Maintenance and Management Programs you will have the skills to serve your community in such essential operations as maintenance of public buildings, roads and mobile equipment.

What do participants receive upon completion?

  • Participants recieve a certificate of completion from the GNWT for each course completed 

When and Where?

  • Training courses are being delivered throughout the Northwest Territories in both regional and community settings.
  • A Bulletin advertising SCG training opportunities, registration details, schedules, dates and locations will be regularly distributed to community staff, organizations and partners that support community governments.

Courses Available

Basic Trade Skills I - Carpentry, Drywall and Painting

Course Description:

Participants are introduced to the importance of safety on the job. Hand and power tools, their purpose, use and care, including tool sharpening are covered in this course. Participants learn how to measure mark and square properly and accurately. This course addresses selecting, handling and storing of materials safely and securely. Participants will be introduced to blueprint reading and learn construction techniques of fastening, construction and framing, building stairs and drywall, taping and painting.

Basic Trade Skills II - Electrical and Plumbling

Course Description:

This course introduces participants to the basics of electricity, types of electrical repairs a maintainer is allowed and not allowed to do, and the safeguards to observe when working with electricity. Voltage, resistance, current, circuits, tools to be used for electrical repairs, and materials and fixtures are all covered in this program. Participants will also be introduced to the basic components of plumbing; what the maintainer is allowed to do with respect to plumbing and how to identify when professional help is needed. Plumbing tools and their use and care are also covered in the course. Specific procedures are given for performing maintenance duties related to plumbing.

Energy Management

Course Description:

Heating and Ventilation

Course Description:

This course offers detailed instruction and practical sessions on the operations and maintenance of heating and air ventilation systems. The course will focus on hot water heating systems operations and maintenance, oil burning equipment, air ventilation and boiler controls. Modules within the course include; electricity, heat transfer, controls and valves, pumps, air ventilation and oil burner maintenance. Forced air heating systems will be also covered.

HEO Skills Enhancement

Course Description:

This course is designed for operators with at least 2+ years of experience and currently operating heavy equipment. This course will focus on improving and enhancing the operator skills of community Works staff with three key mobile equipment units including; grader, dozer, excavator (or back hoe). There will be classroom and hands on practical sessions within the course. Key classroom topics include; operator safety, basic preventative maintenance and operator techniques. The practical sessions will provide supervised, quality practice time on 3 key pieces of equipment.

Maintenance Skills I

Course Description:

This course will provide basic instruction in the area (s) of Carpentry, Painting and Drywall.

Maintenance Skills II

Course Description:

This course will provide basic instruction in the area (s) of Plumbing and Electrical.

Mobile Equipment Maintenance

Course Description:

This course provides participants who are involved with the maintenance and operations of heavy equipment with an understanding of heavy equipment operations including electronics systems, power train and hydraulic. The key focus is in the area of preventative maintenance.

The course is designed for participants who may operate heavy equipment but are not trained mechanics.

Preventative Maintenance Planning / Asset Management

Course Description:

This course emphasizes the process of developing a preventative maintenance program. The manual documents the daily, weekly, seasonally, and yearly preventative maintenance activities. The participants will become familiar with setting standards, conducting an inventory of what to maintain, scheduling maintenance, writing instructions and maintaining a log book. This course concludes with a section on life cycle planning.

Site and Structural Maintenance

Course Description:

Maintainers must be familiar with both the site, and the maintenance related to their facility. This includes being familiar with site plans, what public access should be provided as well as how and when to inspect, and the tools and materials needed to maintain the facility site and the structure itself. This course also includes an overview of the structural system of a building, including foundation-bearing walls, floor and roof beams. Participants will become familiar with the components of metal buildings: the frame, the roof panels, doors and frames, gutters and downspouts. Building codes, standards, regulations, and by-laws relating to building safety are also covered in this course.

Supervision and Energy Management

Course Description:

The Supervision course consists of theory. During the theory portion of the course student learn about the different types leadership styles, their role as supervisors, how to prepare and use a 52 week planner, delegation of work and the rules and regulation according to Occupational Health and Safety and Workers Compensation Board. Record keeping, and the importance of preventative maintenance, the process of developing a preventative maintenance program. The manual documents the daily, weekly, seasonally, and yearly preventative maintenance activities. The participants will become familiar with setting standards, conducting an inventory of what to maintain, scheduling maintenance, writing instructions and maintaining a log book. By implementing an energy management program, money can be saved and facilities made more comfortable. This program offers practical suggestions on how to conserve energy, shows how to determine how much energy is being used, how to conduct an energy audit, how to identify potential energy savings, and how to organize energy conservation activities and develop them into a routine.