Earn While You Learn | St. Clair College

Contact the Registrar’s Office at info@stclaircollege.ca.

Program Code: /
Status: Open
Starts: September, January
General Manager
Mike Ouellette

Program Overview

St. Clair College provides you with opportunities to kick-start your career, especially in the skilled trades. If you're looking for a career as a CNC machinist, tool or mold maker, then this unique "Earn While You Learn" program is the perfect place to start.

This 46-week program provides you with the following:

  • Free tuition
  • Real-world experience working on actual parts for industry partners.
  • Personal protective equipment

Currently, the program consists of the following:

  • 6 weeks of in-class/shop floor workplace readiness training (paid by 2 bursaries 3 weeks apart) (Monday - Thursday from 7 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - 24 hrs./wk.)
  • 40 weeks (Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. - 32 hrs./wk.) of shop-floor training (student paid hourly)

The program provides you with the following skillsets:

  • Safety training
  • Technical math
  • Blueprint reading
  • Training on a wide variety of state-of-the-art equipment
  • Job readiness
  • After successful completion of this program, students will receive a Precision Metal Cutting Certificate and first-year exemption towards their apprenticeship

If you are interested in entering the program, please send resumes to:

Mike Ouellette
General Manager

Skilled Trades Regional Training Centre
3403 St. Etienne Blvd.
Windsor ON N8W 5B1

Aptitude testing is required to enter the program.


The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Program Physical Demands Analysis