Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education

Unique Pathways & Off-campus Education Exploratory - Mechanical Insulators

Exploratory - Mechanical Insulators


In partnership with The Educational Partnership Foundation (TEPF) and the Heat and Frost Insulators Local 110, students can participate in a free one-semester program to explore insulation and firestop trades, including:

  • Insulators (heat and frost) – apply, remove and repair thermal and acoustical insulation on residential, commercial and industrial piping, vessels and other mechanical equipment
  • Firestopping – focus on flame suppression and smoke containment for ​fire rated buildings

Students will learn from industry professionals and trainers from the Heat and Frost Insulators Local 110 to prepare students for a future career in this exciting “green” trade.  Training takes place in an industry setting by Journeyperson instructors.

Students will gain:

  • Theoretical Foundation
  • Practical Applications
  • Safety Awareness
  • Workplace Competencies
  • Industry Engagement

Earn industry recognized credentials in:

  • Fall protection
  • Aerial Work Platform (Elevated Platform)
  • First Aid
  • Respiratory Fit test

Program Ben​efits

  • Skills, Training and Transition to Work:
  • Training by qualified Heath & Frost Insulator Training School Red Seal Journeyperson
  • Connection to potential work placements
  • Completion of industry recognized safety credentials
  • Credits:
    • Students will earn up to 7 Work Experience credits, dependent on attendance​
  • Up to 7​ Work Experience C​redits

Student Eli​​g​ibility

Open to all CBE high school students, who:

  • Are in Grade 11 or 12 during the program
  • Are minimum 16 years of age
  • Are able to wear respiratory protection
  • Are mature, punctual and reliable, as this is an industry setting
  • Are able to commit to the duration of the program and attend one of two cohort times
  • Have completed the following Prerequisite courses:
    • HCS3000 – Workplace Safety Systems
    • HCS3010 – Workplace Safety Practices
    • CSTS2020 – Construction Safety Training Systems (HCS3950)

All courses are available through the home high school Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance Counsellor and should be completed prior to applying.​


  • Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the training centre each day.
  • Students will need CSA approved steel-toed boots and full body coveralls ​​

Program ​Da​​tes

  • Semester 2 (February to May), Monday to Thursday
    • AM Cohort – Monday – Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 am OR
    • PM Cohort – Monday – Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Note: past years there has only been one cohort for this program in the afternoon, however, the potential for 2 cohorts is possible, if student interest allows

Program Deliv​ery and​​ Location

  • In-person at the Heat & Frost Insulators Training School – Local 110 (6165 6th Street SE)
  • All attempts will be made to place students in their preferred cohort (AM or PM), if noted on their application​
  • How to Apply

    • The application deadline for February 2023 programming has now passed. Please talk to your home high school Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!
    • Applications for Summer and Fall 2023 programs will be posted in Spring 2023 – check back often!
  • Program Partner​

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Olds College

  • Application D​eadline:

    The application deadline for February 2023 has now passed. Please talk to your home high school Off-campus Coordi​nator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!

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