Community Partnership Office

Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs

Are you considering a career in the trades? Between study at the college and actual work placements, pre-apprenticeship programs develop your job skills and trade readiness. They take up to 40 weeks and include: the Level 1 apprenticeship in-school training, relevant safety training and a minimum 8-week work placement. Your program may also include trade readiness, employment preparation and academic upgrading.

There is no charge to participate in a pre-apprenticeship program. Even your textbooks, safety equipment and tools are included.

Who qualifies (certain eligibility criteria may apply to specific programs):

  • High School graduates
  • Early school leavers
  • Unemployed/underemployed youth and adults
  • EI/Non-EI Eligible
  • Aboriginal Peoples
  • Newcomers to Canada 

The 2019 Pre-Apprenticeship training program offering is Industrial Mechanic Millwright (433a) and this program begins on Monday, March 25th. Learn more about the Millwright program, and complete an application.


Watch the video of one program and its effect on participants' lives
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