Introduction to Mechanics

The Introduction to Mechanics course aims to provide practical knowledge and skills related to mechanics that are essential in various communities. The main objective of the course is to help the participants understand the basic mechanical concepts that underlie many aspects of daily life, including force, motion, energy, and power. The course will also cover how to troubleshoot and repair common mechanical problems and develop skills in using hand and power tools.

Safety practices in mechanical work are crucial, and the course will emphasize their importance. The participants will learn how to identify potential hazards and follow appropriate safety procedures, including the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE).

The course will be hands-on and practical, with a focus on real-world scenarios and examples relevant to the participant's work. Basic mathematics and measurements that are necessary for mechanical work will also be covered. By the end of the course, participants should be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to perform their work safely and efficiently.

The instructor is a certified red seal mechanic and has teaching experience in northern remote communities. The course was developed taking in consideration the potential participants. Although there is a theoretical aspect to the course, practical experience is essential for developing mechanical skills. The course provides hands-on training that allows participants to work on actual vehicles and equipment.