The General Building Maintenance Program



With the construction of both commercial and residential buildings on the rise, one thing is certain: the probability of forging a career path in this booming industry is highly feasible. With the range of complex systems used in health and educational facilities, condominiums and apartment complexes, as well as municipal and government buildings, a certain expertise is required to detect problems and keep systems running properly.

The General Building Maintenance program at the Sources Adult and Career Centre helps professionals and those interested in enhancing their resume to acquire the skills to become a building caretaker, a building superintendent, or to start their own business.

With experienced teaching staff guiding their learning, students benefit from the latest tools and equipment in the school’s labs. Students also learn the interpersonal and entrepreneurial skills necessary to build and/or work with building maintenance teams. With a solid mix of theory and practice, graduates leave the Centre with a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) that can offer an advantage over other job seekers.

“The course is compact and it enables us to touch on every subject pertaining to maintenance,” says Marie, a recent graduate. “Teachers are very welcoming and accommodating to the individual needs of the students.”

The program is not just for established employees looking to gain the appropriate certification. In a time where more and more students graduate from high school without a clear direction, a program like General Building Maintenance gives students the opportunity to learn practical skills that will help shape their career. The three work placements also provide hands-on experience to prepare graduates for the work force, while teachers are on hand to help students find employment during the course.

About the Sources Adult and Career Centre

5080 boul. des Sources
Pierrefonds, QC