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Apprenticeship 101

Questions about your future?
Becoming an apprentice might be the answer


For those heading back to school, or thinking about a career change, now's a good time to start thinking about apprenticeships. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions.

What is apprenticeship?
Apprenticeship is a learning process combining on the job experience and in-class training all while earning wages. As a type of post secondary education, apprenticeship is a three-way agreement between your employer, the provincial government and the apprentice.  Upon completion apprentices are awarded a Certificate of Qualification recognizing them as a journeyperson in their trade.

Four sectors
There are over 140 types of apprenticeships within four sectors: construction, industrial, motive power or services. Apprentices help to build schools, hospitals and landmarks. The sky is the limit!

What does it mean to be an apprentice?
Becoming an apprentice means kick starting your future by combining theory with hands-on work experience to get out of the classroom and into the job force. Apprentices have the opportunity to feel the pride of shaping the world in which they live. Apprenticeship also means financial freedom since you earn while you learn and will continue to earn highly competitive wages as a journeyperson.

Tune in next time for more info on becoming an apprentice. And check out our website Apprenticeship pages.

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