Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program


This year, the Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program will provide opportunities for 702 people to strengthen their skills and become eligible for an apprenticeship in a specific skilled trade.

Through the program, people who want a career in the skilled trades can apply to a project that provides the technical training necessary to become an apprentice in a specific trade. The program can last up to 40 weeks and includes an eight-week work placement to give each participant real work experience.

Many projects will offer participants the opportunity to upgrade their academic skills to the minimum academic requirement for the trade in which they are training. Participation in the program is free .

People interested in participating in the Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program should call the Employment Ontario Hotline at 1-800-387-5656, or 416-326-5656 in the Toronto area, for details about individual projects.

Skilled trade Organization Project grant
Automotive Service Technician Collège Boréal, Hearst, in partnership with Job Connect $130,976
  Centennial College, Scarborough, in partnership with Job Connect and Toronto Automobile Dealers' Association $212,618
  Conestoga College, Guelph, in partnership with Job Connect and Literacy and Basic Skills Program at the college $160,041
  Niagara College, Welland, in partnership with Job Connect and Literacy and Basic Skills Program at the college $215,801
  Oswe:ge Consulting and Management Services, Ohsweken, in partnership with Mohawk College, Grand River Employment and Training and Six Nations Polytechnic $150,327
Baker Branch 2, Baker/Patissier Working Women Community Centre, Toronto, in partnership with United Food & Commercial Workers Local 175, George Brown College and Canadian Food Industry Council $229,955
Brick and Stone Mason   Employment and Resource Services of Georgian Bay Area o/a TRACKS Employment Services, Collingwood, in partnership with Universal Workers Union Local 183 Life Long Learning Centre, Simcoe County District School Board $160,443
Construction Boilermaker Boilermakers' Education & Training Centre (Boilermakers Local 128), Toronto, in partnership with Humber College $260,000
Construction Craft Worker FOCUS Community Development Corporation, Alliston, in partnership with Universal Workers Union Local 183 Life-Long Learning Centre and the Learning Centres Alliston Campus $119,531
  John Howard Society of Durham Region, Oshawa, in partnership with Universal Workers Union Local 183 Life Long Learning Centre $128,525
  Northern College, Timmins, in partnership with Timmins Construction Association and Mushkegowuk Employment & Training $148,936
Cook Assistant Branch 1 Algonquin College, Pembroke, in partnership with Job Connect $182,346
  Fanshawe College, Simcoe, in partnership with Job Connect and Literacy and Basic Skills Program at the college $242,612
  FOCUS Community Development Corporation, Alliston, in partnership with Georgian College and the Learning Centres of Simcoe County District School Board $145,084
Cook Branch 2 Niagara College , Niagara Falls, in partnership with Job Connect and Niagara Tourism Human Resource Council $187,000
Early Childhood Educator Collège Boréal, Timmins, in partnership with Job Connect $194,733
Educational Assistant Moose Cree (First Nation) Education Authority, Moose Factory, in partnership with Northern College and Mushkegowuk Employment & Training Services $134,250
Electrician Confederation College, Kenora, Fort Frances and Sioux Lookout, in partnership with Job Connect and Literacy and Basic Skills Program at the college $349,573
  Georgian College, Midland, in partnership with Job Connect and Literacy and Basic Skills Program at the college $175,000
General Carpenter Fanshawe College, Woodstock, in partnership with Job Connect and Literacy and Basic Skills Program at the college $197,522
  Sir Sanford Fleming College, Haliburton, in partnership with Haliburton County Homebuilder's Association and Job Connect $99,859
Glazier & Metal Mechanic Ontario Industrial & Finishing Skills Centre, Nepean, in partnership with Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA $217,602
Heavy Equipment Operator Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario, Morrisburg, in partnership with Upper Canada District School Board $150,000
Horticultural Technician John Howard Society of Durham Region, Oshawa in partnership with Humber College and Landscape Ontario $194,722
Industrial Electrician Seven Generations Education Institute, Balmertown, in partnership with Lambton College and Placer Dome $150,497
Industrial Mechanic Millwright Mohawk College , Stoney Creek, in partnership with Job Connect $247,793
  Sault College , Sault Ste. Marie, in partnership with Durham College $180,000
Parts Technician La cité collégiale, Alfred, in partnership with Collège d’Alfred, University of Guelph $168,092
Precision Metal Cutting Trades St. Clair College, Windsor, in partnership with Job Connect and Literacy and Basic Skills Program at the college $238,836
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic Joint Training and Apprenticeship Committee (JTAC) Refrigeration Workers Local 787, Brampton, in partnership with United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada $244,171
Sheet Metal Worker Mohawk College, Stoney Creek, in partnership with Job Connect $253,623
Small Engine Technician/Marine Engine Technician Canadore College, Parry Sound $128,000
Surface Blaster Canadore College, North Bay $120,000
Truck and Coach Technician Fanshawe College, London, in partnership with Job Connect and Literacy and Basic Skills Program at the college $210,039
  Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie, in partnership with Job Connect $174,500
  YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington - Career Development & Learning Centre Branch, Burlington, in partnership with Mohawk College and Job Connect $189,238
Welder Conestoga College, Guelph, in partnership with Job Connect and Literacy and Basic Skills Program at the college $187,291
  La cité collégiale, Ottawa $145,000
TOTAL   $7,024,536


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