School of Apprenticeship & Skilled Trades

  • Interested in exploring a career path in the trades?

    As one of Ontario’s leading providers of apprenticeship and skilled trades training, we can help you determine which trade is the right fit for you. We offer two pathways to the trades. If you’re not ready to become an apprentice, you can choose a post-secondary trades-related program. This route will help you learn more about a trade and you’ll graduate with an Ontario College Credential. If you know an apprenticeship is for you, as a Training Delivery Agent, we offer the in-school educational components for several apprenticeship programs.

    Find a program that’s right for you:

    • Credential: Ontario College Diploma

      There is a growing demand for qualified renovators in the building industry who are aware of the growing interest in maintaining our environment and are knowledgeable about sustainable building practices. According to the Canadian Home Builders Association, more than half the spending in the Canadian construction industry takes place in the renovation field. This two-year program at George Brown College is designed to prepare you for employment in the renovation and construction field, with sustainable design principles being key.

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      Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma

      There is a growing demand for qualified, knowledgeable and professional renovators and custom home builders in the construction industry. According to the Canadian Home Builders Association, more than half the spending in the Canadian construction industry takes place in the renovation field. This three-year program is designed to prepare you for employment in the carpentry trade and management areas of the renovation and construction field, with sustainable design business principles being key.

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      Credential: Ontario College Certificate

      This program is designed to provide you with choices when considering a career in the construction sector. It exposes you to a variety of trades allowing you to determine which one interests you the most.

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      Credential: Ontario College Certificate

      This program focuses on building a working knowledge of electricity and electronics in relation to residential and commercial applications. Students will develop skills and competencies in electrical theory, network cabling, electrical system installation and electrical workplace safety.

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      Credential: Ontario College Diploma

      Students in George Brown College's Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician program develop the ability to size, install and maintain building environmental systems for the residential and light commercial sector. You will gain solid skills and knowledge in design, operation and maintenance of environmental systems, in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R).

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      Credential: Ontario College Advanced Diploma

      This program will provide you with a firm understanding of the factors involved in designing, building, controlling and maintaining functioning and energy-efficient building environmental systems. The first two years of the program will give you practical skills through hands-on projects in the shops. You will be working on a wide range of furnaces, air conditioners, refrigeration equipment and other appliances in our labs.

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      Credential: Ontario College Certificate

      This program covers residential, commercial and industrial applications in the plumbing industry with a focus on residential plumbing. It is a hands-on program that may benefit anyone seeking to enter an apprenticeship or any construction-related career path.

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      Credential: Ontario College Certificate

      Welding is a high demand trade, one that is critical for the success of many major development projects in every province across the country. The Welding Techniques program prepares students with practical, hands-on experience that applies the technical theory and elements of the welding field. Our state of the art welding lab includes 26 individual stations that allow students to train in a controlled environment as well our virtual welding stations that offer students the opportunity to practice using realistic simulations. The Smart Welding Lab also provides a monitor and specialized infrared camera that let instructors demonstrate and digitally document welding techniques.

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  • See where our programs can take you.

    Connected to employers

    Our programs prepare you to become a work-place ready graduate. You’ll learn under expert faculty in labs and studios that provide industry-standard technology and equipment. And our partnerships with employers and government ensure you’re always learning established industry standards and requirements.

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