Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program

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Begin your apprenticeship journey through a pre-apprenticeship training program. Funded by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, for eligible individuals.

How it works

  • Colleges and community training providers deliver free trades-specific training, offered once a year, as Ministry funding permits.
  • Individuals apply for and meet eligibility criteria to participate in training.
  • These programs include trades-specific training, course materials and safety training, including an 8 to 12-week work experience.

Benefits

  • Develop confidence, exposure and skills in a specific trade
  • Provides specific skills that employers are looking for in potential apprenticeship candidates
  • Prepare for future trades training

Admission Requirements

To be considered for a pre-apprenticeship training program at Mohawk College, you must:

  • Be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Minimum of 16 years of age and eligible to work in Ontario
  • Be willing and able to commit to full-time program.

 

Ministry Funded Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs 2022

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

  1. Plumber – Trade Code 306A
  2. Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic – Trade Code 313A

Interested in future Pre-apprenticeship opportunities?

Important Information to Consider

Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs, offered by Mohawk College, are fully funded by the Government of Ontario. They are designed for individuals who are interested in working in a trade but don’t have the skills or experience to get a job as an apprentice.

These full-time training programs include the following:

  • Basic Level 1 Apprenticeship Training standard (1st level of trade school in an expanded format
  • Safety training & other pre-trades training
  • The cost of tuition and textbooks is covered by the ministry
  • Cost of living expenses are covered by the participant.

Interested in finding out more? Get your name placed on the Contact Call Back List to be advised when future recruitment efforts commence!

email: preapprenticeship [at] mohawkcollege.ca

 

Partnerships- Ministry Funded Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs *

Applications Closed

1. General Carpentry Preapprenticeship Training Program-Trade Code 403A In partnership with The Career Foundation

May-September 2022

For more information or to apply please contact The Career Foundation Career Foundation- General Carpenter 403A-

 

APPLICATIONS OPEN

2. Welder Preapprenticeship Training Program-Trade Code 456A In partnership with Skills for Change

July-November 2022

For more information or to apply please contact Skills for Change Skills for Change- Welder 456A

3. Horticulture Technician Preapprenticeship Training Program-Trade Code 441C In partnership with Skills for Change

September 2022- February 2023

For more information or to apply please contact Skills for Change Skills for Change- Horticulture 441C

4.Automotive Service Technician Preapprenticeship Training Program-Trade Code 310S In partnership with Skills for Change

July-November 2022

For more information or to apply please contact Skills for Change Skills for Change -AST 310S

 

5. General Carpentry Preapprenticeship Training Program-Trade Code 403A for women/non-binary In partnership with YWCA Hamilton

Dates: TBD

For more information or to apply please contact The YWCA YWCA- General Carpenter

6.Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic Preapprenticeship Training Program - Trade Code 313A for women/non-binary

In partnership with YWCA Hamilton

Dates : TBD

For more information or to apply please contact The YWCA YWCA- Refrigeration and A/C Mechanic

7.Electrician Construction and Maintenance- Preapprenticeship Training Program- Trade Code 309A for women/non-binary

In partnership with YWCA Hamilton

May -October 2022

For more information or to apply please contact The YWCA YWCA Electrician

*Admission requirements may vary

Interested in other trade areas? Check under Programs and Courses on the Mohawk College website. Look for the Program Coordinator associated with each of the programs for contact information.

 

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This project is funded by the Government of Ontario

Questions?

Connect with an Apprenticeship Specialist

 

Other apprenticeship paths to explore:

College Certificate or Diploma

Develop the skills to enter the workforce.

Traditional Apprenticeship

Head straight into the workforce.

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

Start in highschool.