General Public Courses

Threshold ClassGeneral Home Maintenance

  • Are you a homeowner looking to develop some basic home maintenance skills?
  • Are you tired of paying too much for simple home repairs?
  • Are you considering a career in the trades but are unsure where to start?

If so, check out our General Home Maintenance course.

In a cooperative and upbeat environment, students learn basic home maintenance skills and tool techniques. Topics include carpentry, electrical, drywall and plumbing. Courses are hands-on and take place in our demonstration centres and interactive work areas. Our instructors are experts with years of experience in their respective trades.

Classes run from 6 to 9:30 pm. All tools, materials and safety equipment are provided.

Weekly Topics

  • Week 1: Tools & Safety
  • General Home MaintenanceWeek 2: Basic Carpentry
  • Week 3: Trim Carpentry
  • Week 4: Basics of Electricity
  • Week 5: Electrical Repair and Troubleshooting
  • Week 6: Drywall Installation
  • Week 7: Drywall Finishing and Repair
  • Week 8: Plumbing Basics
  • Week 9: Plumbing Repair
Package Fees
Regular Unwaged
Full 9-Week Course $420 $270
Carpentry Weeks 1 to 3 $180 $90
Electrical Weeks 4 & 5 $120 $60
Drywall Weeks 6 & 7 $120 $60
Plumbing Weeks 8 & 9 $120 $60
Note: As we provide material for our courses 50% of the fee is non refundable.

Corporate Training

Start Dates
Fall 2017

Tuesday nights starting September 19, 2017 – full

Thursday nights starting September 21, 2017 – full

Winter 2018

Thursday nights starting January 18, 2018 

Due to increasing popularity a second evening may be added.  Names will be added to a wait list.

Spring 2018 Date To Be Determined

For registration or additional information please call 905-522-8686 or email.

Corporate Training

We offer customized hands-on training to corporations that are interested in developing their staff’s knowledge with respect to the building trades.

In addition, we offer certification in Emergency First Aid, CPR, and Working at Heights.

Our corporate training service includes rental of our classroom and shop as well as instruction by licensed tradespeople.

If you would like to discuss how we could customize a training package for you, please email or call 905-522-8686.