Job Posting 93539

Program Technical Trainer
The Career Foundation
Work From Home - Ontario
closes in 8 days (Fri, 9 Jun)
rfp (request for proposal)

About The Career Foundation: The Career Foundation is a dynamic non-profit organization that offers a wide range of employment, training, and HR services to job seekers and employers. Since its inception in 1988, The Career Foundation has steadily expanded its services. Operating out of seven locations, we now help thousands of people each year successfully accomplish their employment goals. Our team of dedicated professionals have described The Career Foundation as caring, compassionate, innovative, and team oriented. For more information about us and our services, please visit our website at


Program & Role Description: The Career Foundation’s Junior Construction Field Coordinator Recruitment and Training program (o/a “the program”) will recruit, train, and provide job placement assistance to underrepresented and marginalized individuals in Ontario’s Southwestern Region, the Greater Toronto Area, and Ottawa. Services to participants will be provided both virtually and in-person.


Working in cooperation with industry partners, the program will focus on serving those who are furthest from the labour market to provide them with the education and experience required to enter and build their careers in the construction industry. Participants will include women, persons with mental health challenges, youth at risk, Indigenous peoples, individuals previously involved with the justice system, low-wage earners, newcomers, and/or racialized groups. To support participants’ job retention, program staff will also coach employers on diversity and inclusion practices.

The Program Technical Trainer will be responsible for teaching a 6-week virtual training program for Junior Construction Field Coordinators, which will be delivered twice this year. There will be 15 participants per cohort. A total of 30 participants will complete the training program.  


Position Type: Independent Contractor (6 weeks)

Virtual Teaching Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

Cohort One: Monday, July 17, 2023 to Friday, August 25, 2023

Cohort Two: Monday, November 13, 2023 to Friday, December 22, 2023

Reporting to: Program Coordinator

Location & Requirements: This opportunity is currently structured as a fully remote position comprised of 2 online training cohorts. This remote schedule is based upon operational needs and contingent on the successful candidate possessing a private work-from-home space with reliable, high-speed internet.

Number of positions: 1

Experience required: 2+ years

Start date: As soon as possible  

Compensation: A competitive compensation package will be provided based on experience.



Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


Deliver a practical Junior Construction Field Coordinator virtual training program that equips participants with the ability to work productively, safely, and efficiently while learning daily tasks that commonly occur on work sites. The course should focus on developing essential skills and enhancing communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. Lessons will focus on providing participants with entry-level construction coordination skills that will be demonstrated and practised through a series of hands-on, work-based scenarios and activities. Training will include industry-approved Construction Field Coordinator certification. The topics should include the following:  

  • Understanding contract documents and reviewing trade scopes of work. 
  • Basic computer software used in the construction industry. 
  • On-site communication with Superintendents/Project Managers regarding ongoing trade work and progress deliverables.
  • Overview of types of meetings in the field.
  • Overview of quality control and drawings.
  • Deficiency walk-throughs.
  • How to recognize unsafe conditions and who to report them to. 
  • The basics of surveying, elevation, and horizontal layout. 
  • A review of typical construction heavy equipment and tools.
  • Cold weather temperature protection and monitoring. 
  • Civil Construction: Understanding terminologies and branches of Civil Engineering. 
  • Building Construction: Understanding terminologies and Commercial/Industrial Construction and the process of adding structure to properties.


Qualifications/ Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management or a related field. 
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in construction coordination or a related field. 
  • Industry-approved Construction Field Coordinator Training certification.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. 



The Career Foundation’s Commitment:

The Career Foundation is committed to diversity and inclusion and aims to create a healthy and rewarding environment for all. We welcome applications from qualified individuals who represent the diversity of the people we proudly serve, including, but not limited to, visible minorities, women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and individuals of all genders and sexual orientation. The Career Foundation, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), is also committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with candidates requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process.


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