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METI is proud to serve as Atlantic Canada’s accredited training institute for the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) and SAIA Apprenticeship. Training takes just 7 weeks to complete and is the first step toward the North American-wide recognized SAIA Industrial Scaffold Apprenticeship Training Program.
Let us help you become a competent person for frame, tube and coupler, and systems scaffolds.
UPDATE: The Pre-Employment Scaffold Program has been recently updated to include Newfoundland Fall Protection,Working at Heights (Ontario) and Standard First Aid, CPR & AED Level C. Now a seven week program opening more doors to employment with new provincial standards included.
Go directly from the classroom to work in Nova Scotia, Ontario, Newfoundland and Western Canada.
Frame Scaffold Training
Learn to assemble one of the most commonly used scaffold system in the construction industry. This scaffold consists of welded steel or aluminum frames connected by cross braces to form a framework to support planks or other platform systems.
Tube & Coupler (Clamp) Scaffold Training
Train to assemble this versatile type of scaffold, consisting of aluminum tubes and clamps. Tube and Clamp is best suited for refineries, oil and gas plants and other industrial settings due to its versatility.
Systems Scaffold Training
Train to assemble the System Scaffold, which is made up of different sized vertical posts and horizontal and diagonal members. They are also used in the same work environments as Tube and Clamp due to the fact it is quick as frame, yet as versatile as Tube and Clamp.
Scaffolding work is a team environment where a typical day usually starts with a tool box talk, some stretching exercises and crew assignments. You gather tools and material and head out to the job location to examine the hazards and plan with a safe and efficient work day. Once the paperwork is done it is GO-TIME. Scaffolders work at heights so particular attention goes to anchoring off with a fall arrest system and protecting other from potential falling objects. One of the benefits of this career choice is the pay.
The following table is a sample of typical hourly rates of pay for Scaffold Builders in Western Canada.
1rst Year Scaffolder = 29.84
2nd Year Scaffolder = 34.10
3rd Year Scaffolder = 38.37
Journeyperson = 42.63
1rst Year Scaffolder = 26.96
2nd Year Scaffolder = 30.82
3rd Year Scaffolder = 34.67
Journeyperson = 42.63
What to Expect from our Pre-Employment Scaffold Program:
SAIA’s Competent Person’s Training for Frame, Tube & Coupler(clamp) & Systems Scaffolds.
OSSA training certifications required to be job ready
H2S Alive Training (Enform)
Experienced, Journeyman Instructors
Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS) Training
OSSA Basic Safety Orientation
OSSA Fall Protection Training
OSSA Confined Space Entry & Monitor Training
Fall Protection Training (NS)
Newfoundland Fall Protection Training
Working at Heights (Ontario)
Standard First Aid, CPR & AED Level C
Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Training
METI’s Training curriculum is specified and approved by SAIA’s Competent Person’s Training for Frame, Tube and Coupler (clamp), and Systems Scaffolds.
Our core training not only provides you with SAIA curriculum, it also gives you certifications from a number of nationally recognized organizations, including...
METI started a training program tailored to support the needs of Eastern Canadians that provides not only industrial training, but training that meets all the requirements for easy transition into the Alberta Oil Sands for all his successful students. Not only does this assist the students in finding viable employment, it also supplies revenue and spending in the Eastern Provinces.
I had the pleasure of visiting METI as they were graduating a scaffold training class. I found their facility to be top notch and as a fellow training provider I was envious of the ideal practical and theoretical training set up. The practical area uses all 3 major scaffold types (system; brace and frame; and tube and coupler) and includes some skids that allows the students to navigate their scaffold designs in a realistic environment.
The computer lab allows the instructors to use all of today’s technology to ensure that all the students are well versed in SAIA Best Practices; OH&S Codes; and CSA Standards. This combination has produced some exceptional workers and that have a great head start in the scaffolding industry. I have personally hired some of these graduates and they have been successful in completing their scaffolding apprenticeships.
Since the start of this institute they have added the Journeyman Scaffolder Course to their available deliveries. I have met and have much respect for their trainers and all their supporting staff. I would not hesitate to ever refer anyone interested in industry training to attend this facility
REDI Energy Services
METI is proud to serve as Atlantic Canada’s Accredited Training Institute (ATI) for the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA).
METI had been asked by the SAIA to provide images of our training. Below METI Scaffold Training Journeyman Instructor, Gerard Jessome is seen shooting pictures with NovaStream Productions for the Scaffold and Access Industry Association’s (SAIA) publication.
METI continues to build relationships that benefit our business, our students, and the employers. Our graduates are hired by employers who visit our campus to recruit.
Pictured left to right are: Leyna Sledz, Cornerstone Industrial Ltd; Elmer Haan, Program Manager, CLAC; Joe Pembroke of METI; Floyd Houle, Senior Scaffold Manager, ClearStream Energy Services; Stewart VanDyke, Critical Safety & SAIA; Rick Beaulieu, Quinn Contracting Ltd.
METI Scaffolding Training is featured in QUINN company magazine. (click picture for QUINN’s story)
Scaffold Training Ticket/Certification
Upon completion of METI’s Scaffold Training, you will receive an SAIA Scaffold Erector Ticket recognized across North America. Your Ticket/Certificate, will show prospective employers that you have the right credentials.
We keep your records on file permanently. Prospective employers may require confirmation of your credentials. Feel free to have them contact METI to confirm your SAIA Scaffold Erector Certification.
What you need to Apply:
A completed application form
An updated resume
A transcript of your 12 marks (or GED) OR take a Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) at our campus.
An interview with our admission team (Skype, Google Hangouts or telephone interviews may be an option.
Application and Financing Options
Our Admissions team is here to help you with any enrollment questions you have about the application process, and to provide information about financing options that may be available to you. Contact our admissions team today: 902-539-9766, (toll free) 1-877-800-6384 or email firstname.lastname@example.org