Recreation Facility Operator Training

What is the purpose of the program?

The program provides NWT recreation facility operators with the practical knowledge and skills to effectively maintain and manage recreation facilities in the community.

What are the objectives of the program?

  • Maximize lifespan of recreation facilities in northern communities
  • Ensure safe operation, maintenance and management of northern public recreation facilities
  • Prepare students for successful completion of occupational certification as a Recreation Facility Operator;
  • Enhance the recognition of the recreation facilities training through accreditation and partnerships with other training organizations.

Why should I take the Recreation Facility Operator Training program?

Courses will enhance the skills and knowledge of Recreation Facility Operators to ensure the safe operation, maintenance and management of public recreation facilities and maximizing the life space of the facility.

What do participants receive upon completion?

Students completing all required courses within the Recreation Facility Operator Program or within their designated area of responsibility will receive a Certificate of Program Completion from the GNWT.

When and Where?

A variety of courses are delivered each year in NWT communities and regional centers.

Courses Available

Arena Level I and ll

Course Description:

This workshop consists of instruction and practical sessions in the making, marking, painting and maintenance of artificial and natural ice surfaces. Basic refrigeration theory if students are working in facilities with artificial ice is also a course component.

Curling Operations Level I

Course Description:

This course consists of instruction and practical sessions in the making, marking, painting and maintenance of curling ice surfaces. Students will learn what makes a good sheet of curling ice, how to operate curling ice maintenance equipment and perform key ice maintenance tasks

Custodial Care

Course Description:

A clean facility is a facility to be proud of. This course covers what must be cleaned (soils, stains and micro-organisms), what must be used to remove each, how to buy only what you need, how to keep track of supplies, how to store supplies safely, and how to put a preventative maintenance program into place. Participants will become familiar with various types of flooring, cleaning equipment and supplies, and learn about specific procedures for cleaning floors, walls, ceiling and fixtures

Ice Resurfacers

Course Description:

This course consists of instruction and practical sessions in the operation and maintenance of ice resurfacing and ice maintenance equipment including ice resurfacer (Zamboni/Olympia), ice edgers and ice scraping tools.

Parks and Sportfields Level I and II

Course Description:

This course provides instruction in play space/sportsfield planning, grass and turf maintenance and outdoor equipment maintenance.

 

The Parks and Sportsfields Level II course builds on the topics and concepts introduced in the Level I course. The course will provide instruction in the areas of horticulture, tree and plant care, landscaping, pest control, trail development and play space planning and maintenance.

Pools I

Course Description:

This course provides an excellent in-class and hands-on experience for those involved in seasonal and year-round swimming pool operations. Topics include: water circulation/filtration, basic chlorine and salt water chemistry, water balance, pool diseases and water testing.

 

Pools Level I and ll

Course Description:

This course provides an excellent in-class and hands-on experience for those involved in seasonal and year-round swimming pool operations. Topics include: water circulation/filtration, basic chlorine and salt water chemistry, water balance, pool diseases and water testing.

 

The Pools Level II course builds on the topics and concepts introduced in Pools Level I and provides instruction in the areas of advanced pool chemistry, air quality, pool diseases, specialty chemicals and problem-solving.

Recreation Facility Supervision

Course Description:

The Recreation Facility Supervision course provides instruction in skill and knowledge area recreation facility operators need to be successful including leadership, staff supervision, communications, problem solving, budgeting and risk management