SkillsPlus is a property maintenance skills training program currently offered to all provincially-funded, non-profit housing providers.
The goal of this training is to enable your staff to handle minor repairs instead of retaining outside contractors. This increased capacity will improve service to your tenants, and ultimately lower building maintenance costs.
The training is open to all maintenance workers, janitors and building managers. There are five modules offered: Common Building Maintenance, Plumbing,Electrical, HVAC and Janitorial*. All of the modules were developed in consultation with, and have been piloted by BC Housing staff and non-profit organizations.
Each module is comprised of components including problem solving, working with others and document use. The training is hands on, step by step, easy to follow and includes troubleshooting “How To” guides and Health & Safety components. There is no fee to attend the sessions. Travel costs and other related expenses are the responsibility of the society.