An apprenticeship is an agreement between a person who wants to learn a skill and an employer who wants to train someone to be a skilled worker. Both you and your employer will benefit from an apprenticeship. In exchange for your services, you will have the opportunity to learn skills that can provide you with a rewarding career. Apprenticeship provides long term training in about 450 highly skilled occupations. Apprenticeships last from two to five years, with about 90% of the training being conducted in the workplace; the remainder is conducted in a community college.
Refer to the booklet, Apprenticeship, which is produced by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. Talk to your counsellor and/or technical teachers about apprenticeship opportunities.
|Call the Ontario Government’s Training Hotline at 1-888-JOBGROW or visit their website |
Contact the London Skills Development Division Office for further information: 675-7788
Note: A graduation diploma from a high school is not necessary for many apprenticeship programs. However, competition for apprenticeship placement is very strong. Many employers are looking at an O.S.S.D. as a minimum requirement.
Steps to An Apprenticeship
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program