Warehouse Worker

Learn to become a successful Warehouse Worker/Material Handler.

wwThumbIn this FREE 8-week training course, men and women, learn industry-related essential skills that will enable them to be successful as an entry-level Warehouse Worker. Course topics and content include:

  • safety
  • tools of the trade
  • equipment
  • writing
  • physical demands
  • report reading
  • measurement
  • site visits
  • guest speakers
  • and more

Earning your Health and Safety Awareness certification is also part of this training.

Students may also have the opportunity to link with the Benson warehouse, Kensington Park Recruitment, and Drake International.

Courses are offered at various times of the year, depending on labour conditions and learner needs. Call 613-932-7161, for more information.

Standard-Freeholder article: Lifting People’s Skills to Meet Employer Needs Through Tri-County Literacy Council’s Warehouse Worker Program (April 24, 2014)

Certificate Sample

A few words from our learners

“… I have nothing but respect and admiration for everyone at Tri-County. I would definitely encourage others to take this course… There is nothing to be afraid of. No one at Tri-County judges you and they give you as much help as you need.”
-Erin Munro

“… not much experience in the workforce. Unemployed and feeling stuck and not knowing what to do. I feel better about going and beginning to look for work in a warehouse… I have gained confidence in myself and my abilities to be a good worker – more knowledge. I feel my Essential Skills have been improved. It helped me to learn the required knowledge of how a warehouse operates. My experience at the Literacy Council has been fulfilling. The program was very thorough and clear.”
-Eric Vien

“This training has helped me by teaching me what a Material Handler is and what they do and has taught me the employment laws… also training me in a Forklift Operator Safety Program and gaining a certificate from it.”
– J. Oakes Rupert