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 4th. Learn more about the Millwright program, and complete an application.

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