Community Build

The Community Build Program is a partnership between a predominant community builder in the Waterloo Region and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. This program presents a very unique learning opportunity that allows students to participate with a construction crew at a building site for an entire semester.

The Community Build Program allows students to obtain Construction/Carpentry credits as well as Cooperative Education credits. The program provides students an opportunity to experience many aspects of construction, giving them the knowledge to choose a viable career in the construction sector.
This program is:

  • Currently based at Monsignor Doyle C.S.S. & St. Benedict C.S.S. (looking to expand program to K-W)
  • OPEN to all schools.
  • Students from St. David C.S.S., St. Mary’s or Resurrection C.S.S. must transfer for one semester to access the program.

Students have the opportunity to explore the following trades:

  • Brick and Stone Mason
  • Roofer
  • Landscaper
  • Drywall Finisher and Plasterer
  • Painter
  • Carpentry: Framing and Trimming
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Community Build Program Fact Sheet

Who should apply?

Grade 10 or Grade 11 students who have completed a construction technology course and who would like an opportunity to build a structure from foundation to completion.

•  Students apply through the Co-op application process.
•  First time students in this program will be involved in many aspects of constructing a building.
•  Second time students may specialize in a specific trade area they wish to pursue.
(Based on availability)