How does an apprenticeship work?
What is an apprenticeship anyway?
Apprenticeships include on-the-job training and classroom learning. Once you complete your apprenticeship you receive a â€œticketâ€, which are credentials that show that you are qualified to work in a certain type of skilled trade. You can be an apprentice during high school or after you graduate.
This fun video explains in more detail...
If youâ€™re interested in being an apprentice and you live in BC (or even if you live elsewhere in Canada), thereâ€™s some great info on apprenticeship and careers in the trades section on the ITA* website. Click here, or on the video image above to view the ITAâ€™s â€˜Apprenticeship Basicsâ€™ video on Youtube.
And for answers to your questions on things like:
- How long is an apprenticeship?
- What does certification mean?
- Is an apprenticeship work or school?
- Who trains apprentices?
â€¦ visit the ITA website to find out more.
* The Industry Training Authority (ITA) leads and coordinates British Columbiaâ€™s skilled trades system. ITA works with employers, employees, industry, labour, training providers and government to issue credentials, manage apprenticeships, set program standards, and increase opportunities in the trades.