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Military-Connected Student in Trades Pilot Project (MCSTPP)

Project overview

The MCSTPP initiative aims to explore the development of a learning-to-employment pathway for military-connected students entering the construction industry in Ontario. This initiative is made possible by Helmets to Hardhats in conjunction with Fanshawe College, Release Point Education and the Government of Ontario.

How it works

  • Email mcc@fanshawec.ca to get started. In your email, please include your name, what your military connection is, which trades program(s) you may be interested in and which pathway (Listed below; 1, 2 or 3) you are interested in. Also include your MPRR if it is available.
  • Eligible military-connected students (criteria listed below) should apply for an apprenticeship program of their choosing at Fanshawe College.
  • Once accepted (or if already enrolled as a current student), our team will work with you to get you successfully placed into an on-the-job apprenticeship in collaboration with Helmets to Hardhats.

Eligibility criteria

The following military-connected groups are eligible for enrolment in the MCSTPP initiative:

Eligible Not eligible
  • Veterans
  • Reserve Component
  • Senior Cadets (18-19 yrs old)
  • Spouses and dependents of veterans and primary reservists
  • Foreign military (international students)
  • Serving members

Supported programs

The MCSTPP initiative supports any incoming or current Fanshawe student enrolled in an apprenticeship program with a focus in skilled trades, including Construction Programs, Industrial Programs, Motive Power Programs and Service Programs.

Pathways

The military-connected student apprenticeship journey will differ from person to person. Here is an idea of what your MCSTPP experience may look like:

Sample pathway Description
Pathway 1
  • Student enrols in Fanshawe apprenticeship program;
  • Student is placed into an apprenticeship via Helmets to Hardhats (H2H).
Pathway 2
  • Student enrols in Fanshawe pre-apprenticeship program;
  • Student enrols in Fanshawe apprenticeship program;
  • Student is placed into an apprenticeship via Helmets to Hardhats.
Pathway 3
  • Student works with Helmets to Hardhats to be placed into an apprenticeship with Fanshawe assistance. (no enrolment in a Fanshawe program)

Have questions? Ready to get started?

Email mcc@fanshawec.ca. Please include your name, what your military connection is, which trades program(s) you may be interested in and which pathway (Listed above; 1, 2 or 3) you are interested in. Also include your MPRR if it is available.

Learn more about the Military-Connected Campus program at Fanshawe College.

 

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