About Apprenticeships

In today’s global marketplace, there is an increasing demand for skilled trades. Our skilled trade and apprenticeship training provides you with the in-school and hands-on experience you need to become a successful tradesperson. At Fanshawe, we pride ourselves in providing many academic pathways to ensure our students are able to achieve their goals.

  • Skilled trades are for people who enjoy working with their hands and seeing their passion come to life. There are 156 skilled trades in Ontario in four sectors: Construction, Industrial, Motive Power and Service.
  • Apprenticeships are employment-based training for people seeking a career in a skilled trade. Apprentices are paid while they work and their wages increase as they progress through their apprenticeship training.

Why Fanshawe

  • 40+ skilled trade and apprenticeship programs offered
  • Small class sizes and hands-on learning
  • Workplace-based training with experienced skilled trade workers
  • Full-time, part-time, block release, day release or online delivery
  • Academic pathways that lead to apprenticeship
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Prospective Students

Explore programs, steps on becoming an apprentice and frequently asked questions. 

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Learn How to Apply for an Apprenticeship  

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Canadian Apprenticeship Forum released findings from a study of the cost-benefit analysis of apprenticeship training in 15 trade areas. On average, for each $1 invested in an apprentice, a benefit of $1.47 accrues to employers for a net return of $0.47.

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