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1 Apprenticeship 101 Presenter: Brandi Jonathan, Apprenticeship Coordinator Grand River Employment and Training, Six Nations Prepared for the Ontario Native Literacy Coalition June 11, 2014

2 The Basics Apprenticeship is hands on learning/training 80% on the job training plus 20% in class There are over 150 different apprenticeships in Ontario Effective April 8, 2013 the Ontario College of Trades Act (OCOTAA) took the place of the ACA and the TQA

3 Four Sectors of Apprenticeship

4 Process…Let’s Get started Any apprenticeship starts with a motivated individual and the employer Individuals must have the minimum requirements to pursue their chosen trade –high school transcript required as proof (can refer to Approved Programs Chart which indicates entry level) Requirements will vary depending on the employer Employers are looking for workers who: – Have the minimum requirements with proof – Are reliable and dependable; good time management skills – Have their own transportation and driver’s license – Can work well as a part of a team and independently – Positive attitude and willingness to learn – Are safety oriented with good communication skills

5 Outdated but Very Useful

6 Explanation of Chart Program – Trade Name ACA/TQA –Which act that trade falls under (Formerly) Code –Trade Code OTJ/Duration of Apprenticeship - #of hours needed to complete that apprenticeship program Duration C/Q Challenger - # of hours needed to challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam NOC –The national Occupational Code for that trade Sector – identifies which sector the trade falls within

7 Con’t Explanation of Chart R/U or C/V – Restricted/Unrestricted or Compulsory/Voluntary Training Standard or schedule and year- indicates the year that the training standard was put in place Curriculum & Session break down – how the schooling is offered or hours needed in school Red Seal –indicates if the trade is a red seal program by a “Y” Entry Level –indicates minimum level of education required to enter that trade Wage rate – indicates % of journeymen’s rate an apprentice should receive based on each level

8 MTCU/Ontario College of Trades Roles

9 Roles –Registration & Exam Processes

10 Membership Fees

11 Resources

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13 Website Resources

14 Unique Partnerships: Supply + Demand In 2011, GREAT was approached by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Worker’s (IBEW) to develop a program to target Aboriginal Youth and expose them to the construction industry. As a result, GREAT in partnership with the Hamilton- Brantford Building Trades now offers the Work Ready Aboriginal People (WRAP) program. (Right – First WRAP intake October 26, 2011 at the Operating Engineers training facility)

15 What is WRAP? Why is it Unique? WHAT IS WRAP? WRAP is a 20 week program that includes: Basic trade theory Safety certificates Hands on practical assignments Life skills training Cultural awareness and 8 weeks of mandatory upgrading in math and physics WHY IS IT UNIQUE? First partnership of its kind in Ontario between and First Nation organization and the Building Trade Unions Offers Cultural Awareness training specific to Haudenosaunee history and culture. Cultural Mentor attends training daily with students

16 Success Three WRAP Intakes 44 students –Total intake to date 35 men, 9 women enrolled 15 students are registered apprentices 4 of those are women 26 out 44 students completed both grade 12 math and physics 9 early exits, various reasons WRAP has been featured in: Daily Commercial News –October 2012 Canadian Apprenticeship Forum – Aboriginal Initiatives webinar participant 2013 Electrical Worker’s International newsletter out of Washington, DC

17 Partners Make the Difference Hamilton-Brantford Building Trades Council of Ontario International Brotherhood Of Electrical Worker’s (IBEW) Local 105 United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry,UA 67 International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793 & OETIO Laborers International Union of North America, LIUNA Local 837 Carpenter’s Union, Local 18 Ontario Sheet Metal Worker’s, Local 537 International Association of Bridge Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Worker’s, Local 736 International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Trades, Local 95 Ontario Masonry Training Centre International Union of Painter’s and Allied Trades District Council 46 Millwright Regional Council of Ontario, Local 1007 & 1916 International Brotherhood of Boilermaker’s, Local 128 Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre K.L. Martin and Associates

18 Questions????

19 Nya:weh Brandi Jonathan, Apprenticeship Coordinator Grand River Employment and Training


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