Apprenticeship is a practical method of learning, providing hands-on training in over 130 skilled trades. Apprentices are paid while gaining work experience and wages increase with skill levels.
What kinds of careers can an Apprenticeship lead to?
Apprenticeships can lead to careers such as construction worker, chef, horticulturist, information technologist, educational assistant and hair stylist. (See the image below for a listing of apprenticeable trades in Ontario.)
How long does apprenticeship take?
Becoming a certified tradesperson requires a combination of on-the-job training and in-school training usually done at the local college, and usually lasts 2-5 years.
Consider Apprenticeship if:
You enjoy hands-on learning and have good mechanical and spatial abilities.
You enjoy fixing things, assembling and disassembling structures.
You are able to solve problems, determine why something does not work and how it can be done better
You are interested in a career that requires the completion of an apprenticeship.