Apprenticeship is a training agreement between a person who wants to
learn a skill and an employer who needs a skilled worker. To become a
certified tradesperson it requires a combination of on-the-job and
in-school training. On the job, apprentices learn skill and
competencies by completing various operations associated with the trade
under the supervision of a qualified tradesperson. This process takes
from 2 to 5 years depending on the occupation, but the apprentice is
"earning while learning".
In school, apprentices learn the theoretical aspects of all phases of
the trade and apply this theory to complete practical assignments.
Upon successful completion of both on-the-job competencies and the
in-school training, apprentices will be awarded a Certificate of
Apprenticeship and, where required, write the Certificate of
Qualification Examination to become a certified journeyperson.
Currently St. Clair College offers the following
Apprenticeship Programs: BLOCK RELEASE APPRENTICESHIP SOUTH CAMPUS