Pre-Apprenticeship Programs | St. Clair College
This program is funded by the Government of Ontario.


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Pre-Apprenticeship training is an opportunity to help people interested in the trades gain the skills needed to enter the apprenticeship system.  It is designed to help with essential resources and support to develop trade-specific knowledge, job skills and work experience necessary to start a career in the skilled trades.  The Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development is investing 24 million in pre-apprenticeship training across the province and St. Clair College is awaiting funding approval for Spring 2025.

Please continue to monitor the St. Clair College website for future Pre-Apprenticeship funding announcements.

2024 Intake is full. Limited space is available so be sure to apply early in 2025. 

2025 Pre-Apprenticeship programs included:

  • Brick & Stone
  • Truck & Coach
  • General Machinist

*Pending Approval*

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Pre-Apprenticeship programs include 10 weeks of in-school Level 1 provincially-approved Apprenticeship Training (1st level of trade school in an expanded format), safety training & other pre-trades training. A 12 week (420-hour) paid industry work placement follows.

This program is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents.

An application package must be submitted for consideration, followed by an interview process.

For more information contact:

Argo Pace
Manager, Pre-Apprenticeship
School of Skilled Trades