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  • Delivers services for employers to acquire payroll tax exemption for training purposes;
  • Provides written confirmation of the technical employer’s apprenticeship and other training programs to the Department of Immigration to support their application for work permits and acquiring and maintaining ‘good corporation citizen’ status;
  • Supplies the partnering technical service employer with data lists of pre-screened potential employees considered eligible and job ready for technical career employment;
  • Conducts manual dexterity (proficiency of using his/her hands)assessments of job applicants;
  • Manages the employer’s training programs to ensure acceptable levels of attendance, punctuality, performance, progress, technical knowledge competence and applied skill achievement;
  • Provides meeting rooms and classrooms to partnering technical service employers;
  • Provides opportunities for partnering technical service companies to utilize The Technology Skills Center for technical product display and presentations to customers and clients.

The Technology Skills Center

‘Industry’s Technical Training Center’

The Division of Electrical, Electronics and Solar Systems Technology Skills Training

What is The Technology Skills Center?

The Technology Skills Center is a hands-on technical training facility equipped by industry to meet the exact technical skill needs of industry. The primary purpose of the Center is to provide support to the technical services industry by providing very flexible scheduling, extended accessibility and a managed, structured and controlled technical skills training environment. The Technology Skills Center is not an educational institution. It does not confer qualification certificate and diploma awards. And, it does not have instructors on staff.

What does The Technology Skills Center provide?

The Center delivers ‘demand skills’ for ‘demand occupations’ through hands-on training delivered by experienced and skilled industry journeymen. For this purpose The Technology Skills Center has three divisions of technical skills training: The Division of Electrical, Electronics and Solar Systems Technology Skills Training (EEST), The Division of Computer and Communications Technology Skills Training (CCT) and The Division of Mechanical Technology Skills Training (MT).

What is the purpose of the EEST?

The purpose of the Division of Electrical, Electronics and Solar Energy Systems Technology Skills Training (EEST) is to equip electrician and systems technician practitioners at all levels of the industry with the competencies required to become highly skilled practitioners.  EEST is intended to meet through skills training the requirements of comprehensive training curricula, occupational standards and applicable certifications. Only industry-grade materials and equipment are used. The EEST has a skills training ‘Tech House’ and workstations.

What is the ‘Tech House’?

The ‘Tech House’ is a skills training platform. It is a one hundred and eighty square foot raised wood-flooring platform with metal frame walls. The hands-on electrical system consists of: a load center, lighting switches (single pole, three-way, four-way), duplex receptacles, GFCI receptacles, 220v/50a range receptacle, split-system  air conditioning with electrical disconnect, surface-mount and recessed incandescent lighting, fluorescent lighting, smoke detectors, door bell and a ceiling fan with wall-mounted speed control. Additional devices and branch circuits will be installed. It utilizes EMT and PVC and metal flex conduit. The electronics systems include: security intrusion detection, CCTV, fire alarms, access control, automated lighting control, fire detection, audio/video, data/voice, antenna TV reception and solar electrical energy systems.

What training is provided in ‘demand skill’ systems?

The Division of Electrical, Electronics and Solar Energy Technology Skills Training has ten electrical skill training workstations. The wall-mounted workstations provide demand skill training in the following systems: transformers, distribution board, motor control, generator control, program logic control, temperature flow pump, fire alarm panel and devices, automated lighting, access control and a data communications rack.

How does the EEST use an on-the-job approach to technical skills training?

Hands-on skills training in the ‘Tech House’ and the ten workstations use a job sheet / skill demonstration approach. Trainees, apprentices and high school technical students are given job sheet assignments to install, troubleshoot and repair electrical, electronics and solar systems. The completed job assignment sheets are recorded in the skill demonstration check-off list, and this becomes the trainees, apprentices and technical students’ skills training permanent record. The completed documents are provided to the employer immediately.

What are the operational parameters of The Technology Skills Center?

Management: The Technology Skills Center is managed by an AWS Limited / Alliance Workforce Solutions’ staff Training Coordinator (TC). The TC is responsible for scheduling, facility readiness, compliance with safety and general supervision.

Skills Training Delivery: Skills Training is facilitated by experienced journeymen with an expertise in the skill area. The journeymen are financially compensated for their time when providing training to trainees, apprentices and students not in the employment of their company.

Flexible Scheduling: Industry is provided with a flexible schedule for training, because the Center operates on a 24-7-52 basis.

Accessibility: Access is obtained by prior scheduling arrangements and acquiring an access card. Therefore, industry partners are able to training their trainees, apprentices and technical students at any time or on any day because of our 24-7-52 operations.

Are other services provided to technical service businesses at The Technology Skills Center?

Yes, other services are provided as a ‘solutions approach’ to the technical service industry’s workforce development challenges. Employers benefit from additional services, in some instances at no additional cost. The following are a list of services provided to the technical service industry.