Industrial Electrician Apprentice (Block Release) [Apprenticeship]

Fanshawe’s Industrial Electrician program provides apprentices with the knowledge to install, maintain, and repair electrical equipment and electronic controls. This includes everything from light fixtures to electrical motors, transformers and generators. Through troubleshooting and calculating measurements, loads and angles and master theories to solve simple and complex problems, graduates will begin a rewarding career as an Industrial Electrician certified through the Ontario College of Trades.


As an Industrial Electrician, you will become an expert in electrical equipment, electronic controls, maintenance of electrical and other communication systems that help electricity flow correctly.

Fanshawe’s Industrial Electrician program is a block release apprenticeship where students combine paid, on-the-job training from skilled tradespeople, with a full-time, on-campus classroom component from experienced skilled trade instructors. The classroom component includes three levels of theoretical training that may take anywhere from 8 to 12-weeks. Apprentices are required to complete all three levels of in-class training, along with the on-the-job training. 

After completing the program and required on-the-job hours, apprentices are eligible to write the Certificate of Qualifications Red Seal exam for Industrial Electrician.


This is an apprenticeship program. You cannot apply to this program through Applicants need a sponsor/employer. Your sponsor/employer must register you with:

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Apprenticeship/Client Services
72-1200 Commissioners Road East 
London, Ontario, N5Z 4R3 
MLTSD is responsible for scheduling your in-school training at Fanshawe College.


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Career Information

Graduates of the Industrial Electrician Apprentice program are more than prepared to write their trade exam and achieve journeyperson status to start their challenging and high-demand career as an industrial electrician. Graduates will gain practical skills, including the confidence needed when using power tools and the ability to analyze technical drawings, to excel in their new careers.


Did you know Fanshawe consistently ranks high in graduate employment rates among large colleges in Ontario? 

Here are some examples of career opportunities for graduates of Fanshawe’s Industrial Electrician Apprentice (Block Release) [Apprenticeship] program:

Industrial Electrician
Install, repair, troubleshoot, maintain, and upgrade electrical components, wiring, and equipment.

Industrial Electrician Apprentice
Plan, install, test, and repair electrical wiring, fixtures, control devices, and related equipment.

Learning Outcomes

Levels 1, 2 and 3


Program Details

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Program Coordinator:

Rob Brown

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