An apprentice is someone who learns a skilled trade on the job under the direction of a certified tradesperson. Apprentices also attend 'In-school’ Training for two or three sessions, alternating with work.
Becoming an apprentice can be an important first step to learning new skills and building a rewarding career. There are many careers to choose from; jobs in the skilled trades pay well, and are interesting and challenging. Plus, you earn while you learn.
You must be employed in a trade to enter an apprenticeship program at George Brown College. There are a number of post-secondary programs at the college that will help prepare you to become employed as an apprentice.
NOTE: Effective April 8, 2014, all apprentices must register or renew their Ontario College of Trades membership. If you fail to register or renew your membership by April 8, 2014, your membership will expire and your registered training agreement will be cancelled.
To register or renew your membership, please visit www.collegeoftrades.ca or call 1-855-299-0028.
Students will be required to have BOTH an Offer of Training from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities AND an active Ontario College of Trades membership in order to be registered.
To become an apprentice, you and your employer must register a Contract of Apprenticeship with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Approximately one year after registering with MTCU they will send you an Offer of Training to attend the basic level of the in-school training component of your apprenticeship. Only then can you attend an apprenticeship program at George Brown College.
The Toronto regional apprenticeship office phone number for the MTCU is 416-326-5800.
Attend one of our information sessions, to learn about the program, meet the faculty, tour our shops, and get answers to your questions.
In-School Apprenticeship Training Programs at George Brown College:
- Baker / Patissier Apprentice
- General Carpenter Apprentice
- Construction & Maintenance Electrician Apprentice
- Construction Millwright Apprentice
- Cook Apprentice Download Cook Apprenticeship Brochure (pdf*)
- Educational Assistant Apprentice
- Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) Apprentice
- Plumber Apprentice
- Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic Apprentice
- Residential Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic Apprentice
- Sheet Metal Worker Apprentice
- Steamfitter Apprentice
Apprenticeship in-school program scheduling information 2014/2015 (PDF*)
Apprenticeship Application for Admission form (PDF*)