Get a jump-start toward apprenticeship programs
Career Connections, a certified four-year pre-apprenticeship program designed for developing leaders within the trades of carpentry, millwrights, piledrivers, floor coverers and mill cabinet makers.
Career Connection students can anticipate completing the course within four years. The rate of success is high, namely due to the extensive teacher support.
Students learn basic and intermediate carpentry, advanced skills in commercial and residential construction, and the essentials of construction site safety. The program also includes training in employability skills including goal setting, positive attitude, punctuality, teamwork, and taking initiative. Other components of the program include Introduction to Math for the Trades, Millwrighting, and Oxyfuel Cutting and Shielded Metal Arc Welding.
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Students will learn the safe and proper use of the commonly used hand and power tools. They will have the opportunity to develop and enhance their skills by building a variety of projects throughout the program. The Virtual Shop is available for students so that they may see each of the projects from Project Book 1 and Project Book 2 being built virtually. This provides a visual for students to use either before or during the building process.
For schools using the
Career Connections LMS
Students have the ability to read assigned text, view the Virtual Shop videos, complete assessments, track their skill level progress, and be awarded badges, through the LMS using devices such as PCs, laptops, and tablets.
Successful completion of the Career Connections Program may provide advanced placements into one of the UBC’s registered apprenticeship programs. These programs are designed to further the student’s skills and give them on-the-job experience leading to a successful career in the UBC, all while receiving a paycheck. A career with the UBC provides great pay and benefits, paths for advancement, and the opportunity for life-long learning.
Expansive curriculum covering all facets of construction
ONE TRADE, MANY CAREERS
Covers self-evaluation; goal setting; employability skills; specific career information on those trades within the UBC; real-world-of-work descriptions of workers on the job; interviews and features that appeal to young adults. The Teacher Annotated Edition, contains Lesson Plans, suggested time frames for teaching, and page-by-page tips for teaching and using additional resources. A Resource Drive, included with the Teacher Annotated Edition, contains PowerPoints®, Lesson Plans, and additional material to assist in teaching the class. A ten-minute video, “One Trade, Many Crafts,” produced by the UBC, is also included on the Resource Drive, along with a Discussion Guide.
PROJECT BOOK 1
Presents safety information and precautions, descriptions of tools and safe operating procedures, descriptions of materials and fasteners; contains 15 step-by-step projects that require basic skills including the tote box, step stool, CD rack, and storage chest. The Teacher Annotated Edition, contains Lesson Plans, suggested time frames for teaching, and page-by-page tips for teaching and using additional resources. A Resource Drive, included with the Teacher Annotated Edition, contains all PowerPoints®, Lesson Plans, Grading Rubric for each project; Skills Matrix for all projects; Safety and Operation Checklist for evaluating student performance in the use of each tool.
PROJECT BOOK 2
Reviews safety, tools, and materials information; contains 13 step-by-step projects that require intermediate skills including the octagonal picnic table, skateboard ramp, Adirondack chair, and shed with a gable roof. The Teacher Annotated Edition, contains Lesson Plans, suggested time frames for teaching, and page-by-page tips for teaching and using additional resources. A Resource Drive, included with the Teacher Annotated Edition, contains all PowerPoints®, Lesson Plans, Grading Rubric for each project; Skills Matrix for all projects; Safety and Operation Checklist for evaluating student performance in the use of each tool.
PROJECT BOOK 3: RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
PROJECT BOOK 3: COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION
These project books develop advanced building skills. A safety chapter is included in each book. Reviews of tools, materials, and fasteners are included prior to the building projects. Lead-Up exercises are provided. Procedures included are determining the partition layout; marking door and window openings; installing top and bottom track; establishing plumb; constructing a header; building an interior wall system; making and installing a soffit; assembling an equal slope hip roof; calculating and laying out a hip rafter; hanging and finishing drywall; installing ceilings.
MATH FOR THE TRADES
This manual makes up the math component of an effective high school trades curriculum. All of the math concepts are linked to real life situations in the world of construction work. This manual is a basic treatment of trade math beginning with general math, fractions, and decimals. Measurement and measurement tools, layout, area measure, and volume are all explained in detail with numerous exercises. Additional exercises for practice and remediation are contained on the Resource/Drive accompanying the Teacher Annotated Edition. A special effort has been made to set exercises in the context of real-life technical work tasks.
INTRODUCTION TO MILLWRIGHTING
Tells the student exactly what a millwright is, what the job responsibilities are, and the industries that provide job opportunities. Employability skills are covered. All of the toolbox and gang box tools are described and illustrated. The math needed for millwrights to do their tasks is covered and examples are given. The Teacher Annotated Edition provides chapter review questions, an objective final exam with answers, teaching tips, and tool safety checklists. The Resource Drive provides PowerPoints; additional chapters taken from the UBC/CITF manual used for apprentices as an introduction; and electronic copies of the final exam.
OXYFUEL CUTTING AND SHIELDED METAL ARC WELDING
Introduces students to welding and provides practice in basic welding skills. The book meets AWS guidelines for its high school SENSE program. Safety is a primary emphasis of the book. Oxyfuel cutting is covered first. Welding equipment and weld symbols are also discussed along with an in-depth presentation of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). At the beginning students are introduced to the job duties and employability skills required of the capable welder. The Teacher Annotated Edition provides chapter review questions and an objective 50-question final exam with answers; end-of-chapter projects; and rubrics, evaluation, and tool safety checklists. The Resource Drive provides the PowerPoints, projects, and electronic rubrics, evaluations, and safety checklists.