YOUR TRADE, WE'VE GOT IT!
Through practical learning experiences, apprenticeship programs allow individuals to gain vocational training while working in their field. Participants in an apprenticeship program are called apprentices.
Training includes a practical component primarily offered in the workplace by an employer (the sponsor) and a theoretical component usually provided by a community college or another recognized training institution. Apprentices acquire the knowledge, skills, and aptitudes required through theoretical learning experience and by completing various duties related to the field under the supervision of qualified individuals.
Generally, an apprenticeship can be completed in 2 to 5 years.
Upon completion of both the theoretical and practical components of the program, apprentices receive their apprenticeship certification from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD). In certain circumstances, when the trade requires it, apprentices may need to pass a general competency test to obtain a professional qualification certificate. Apprenticeships are a win-win situation; apprentices earn a salary while training and employers benefit from motivated employees.
TO ENROL IN AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM, YOU MUST:
- find a sponsor (an employer) who has agreed to provide you with apprenticeship training in your chosen trade;
- contact a counselor in an apprenticeship office (https://www.ontario.ca/page/apprenticeship-ontario) ; and
- register with Collège Boréal’s Apprenticeship Department by telephone at 1-800-361-6673, ext. 3003, or by email at email@example.com.