York Construction Academy https://yorkacademy.ca Building The Foundation For A Successful Career Wed, 13 May 2020 01:24:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://yorkacademy.ca/wp-content/uploads/yca-logo.png York Construction Academy https://yorkacademy.ca 32 32 York Academy Update – May 12, 2020 https://yorkacademy.ca/york-academy-update-may-12-2020/ https://yorkacademy.ca/york-academy-update-may-12-2020/#respond Wed, 13 May 2020 01:23:13 +0000 https://yorkacademy.ca/?p=919 Classes Are Opening Soon – Here is Something To Keep You Motivated

In case you needed to get a few tutorials about DIY tile installations and more, here is a few videos to help you until our classes are open again.

Tile Installation Tools

Bosch Wall and Floor Layout Laser – GTL3

Trim-Tex Drywall Products

Top 3 Reasons to Use Trim-Tex Fast Edge®

Pro Tip: How to Make Reveal Intersections

Trim-Tex How To: Working with Reveal Bead

How to Install Shower Bead

Mapeguard® WP 200

Planitop® 330 Fast – Features and Benefits

Eco Prim Grip – Overview

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6 Construction Tools You Never Heard Of https://yorkacademy.ca/6-construction-tools-you-never-heard-of/ https://yorkacademy.ca/6-construction-tools-you-never-heard-of/#respond Thu, 30 Apr 2020 01:05:00 +0000 https://yorkacademy.ca/?p=908


Is a drill attachment that drills outlet holes in drywall in seconds. Fantastic tool to use in renovation for electrical work or for handy-man, installing outlets, light switches and low voltage rings has never been easier! Just point your QUADSAW® and drill your square holes.

Leg UP – Table Saw Panel Lifter

The LegUp is a steel bar (or leg) which mounts quickly and easily to the edge of your table saw or to the fence rail. Simply slide the edge of the panel into the hook groove and flip it up horizontally with ease. As the operator slides the panel towards the saw fence, the LegUp drops down, returning to its vertical position ready for the next panel. Attaches to almost any table saw Great product for single person to carry and cut full shits of plywood or other materials Zenith Industries ZN700001 Trim Puller The Trim Puller by Zenith is a revolutionary, patented new tool for quickly and safely removing baseboards, trim, molding  tile, wood panels and floors, chair railing, carpet tack strip and more Fantastic Hand tool. Must have for any renovation job

T04424 Wood Magnet®

Fits on to any 2X material; 2×4, 2×6, 2×8 etc. Use with 4×4 Posts and Pipes up to 4 in. in diameter. Levels studs and joists. Will NOT fall off any leveling material. Use on a long stud for a quick 8ft level, or more! Has ABS hi-impact body, cushioned rubber grip, and three easy-to-read vials. Great leveling tools easy to use great for carpenters.


Gator Lift tool for lifting and carrying all kinds of plywood, panels, sheets, and slabs. The self-adjusting gripper accommodates panel thicknesses of 0 to 1 ⅛ inch.

The Speedeck Decking Tool

Make the installation of deck boards faster and less stress. The speedeck tool  spaces deck boards consistently and holds them in place while the installer drives fasteners to secure them. Decks building tool helps to make project faster easier.

PacTool International RS501 Roof Snake-3066138

Roof Snake helps you align new nails with the proper one-inch offset from the bottom-edge of your existing course. It also lets you install new shingles without over-bending or striking surrounding shingles (or fingers) with your hammer. safety nailer tool makes hand nailing easier, protects your fingers, and reduces nail buckling.

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Welcome to YCA! https://yorkacademy.ca/welcome-to-yca/ https://yorkacademy.ca/welcome-to-yca/#respond Sun, 15 Mar 2020 16:01:38 +0000 York Construction Academy collaborates with employers to get you the career you are looking for. Our programs have improved the skills and knowledge of hundreds of graduates as they have secured their dream jobs upon obtaining certification.

With an impressive 80% employment rate, our staff ensures that the students are not only fit for the job, but start the job right away. Students will have a revised resume, learn interview techniques and be referred to top construction companies around the Greater Toronto Area.

News Release: The Government of Ontario is taking action to attract more people to the construction skilled trades as the province is facing a serious construction labor shortage. Learn more

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