What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship combines on-the-job training under the supervision of a qualified tradesperson and classroom training at a training establishment.

About 90% of an apprentice's training takes place on-the-job.

The other 10% involves technical training usually provided at, or through a post-secondary training establishment such as Fanshawe College or at a Union approved training facility.

The apprentice

What's in it for me?

  • an opportunity to learn and build skills
  • certification in a trade, many of which are in very high demand
  • flexible schedule for work and training
  • an opportunity to earn while you learn

What do I need to get started?

  • age 16+
  • for the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) - Minimum grade 10 and still in high school
  • for most other apprenticeships - grade 12 diploma or equivalent or previous registration as an apprentice in any trade
  • the right attitude/passion for your chosen career/trade
  • a demonstrated interest in the field

Benefits of apprenticeship training:

Employers:

Employers gain a skilled workforce that can produce and deliver goods and services to meet customer demand.

Apprentices:

Apprentices earn while they learn a skilled trade, apprenticeships fuel the engine of a strong economy

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