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, plumbing and drywall. 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, one night a week for the nine weeks. 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 & Troubleshooting
  • Week 6: Plumbing Basics
  • Week 7: Plumbing Repair
  • Week 8: Drywall Installation
  • Week 9: Drywall Finishing & Repair

Course Fee – $420


Note 1:  Deposits are non-refundable. These funds are used to pre-purchase materials for our course. 

Note 2:  Classes are running at capacity and due to safety reasons, we cannot offer make-up classes.

Note 3:  Subsidized option is available on a case by case basis. 

Corporate Training

Start Dates
Winter 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 &

Thursday, January 16, 2020  

Spring 2020

Thursday, April 16, 2020  

Fall 2020 TBD

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

Corporate & Group Training

We offer customized hands-on training to corporations and groups that are interested in developing their knowledge with respect to the building trades (minimum of 10 participants required).

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

Our customized 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.