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1 Horticultural Technician Pre-Apprenticeship Program

2 What is Apprenticeship? Landscape Horticulturist Hands-on training program Hands-on training program Skills are learned in the workplace approx hours Skills are learned in the workplace approx hours Skills are learned in the classroom week classroom training sessions at a college of applied arts & technology or other approved training delivery agency Skills are learned in the classroom week classroom training sessions at a college of applied arts & technology or other approved training delivery agency Takes 2 – 5 years to complete Takes 2 – 5 years to complete

3 The Legislation Apprenticeship training & certification are currently governed by: Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act, R.S.O 1990 Trades Qualification and Apprenticeship Act, R.S.O 1990 Apprenticeship and Certification Act, 1998 Apprenticeship and Certification Act, 1998 Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship, (OCTA) 2009 Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship, (OCTA) 2009 The OCTA will replace both the TQAA and the ACA by 2012 The OCTA will replace both the TQAA and the ACA by 2012

4 Advantages to the Employer It produces skilled employees that keeps your business competitive and profitable It produces skilled employees that keeps your business competitive and profitable Canadian Apprenticeship Forum says that employers receive an average benefit of $1.47 for every $1 invested in apprenticeship training Canadian Apprenticeship Forum says that employers receive an average benefit of $1.47 for every $1 invested in apprenticeship training Produces confidant and knowledgeable new workers Produces confidant and knowledgeable new workers The apprentices that go into your work force have a high understanding of safety The apprentices that go into your work force have a high understanding of safety

5 The Process 1) Before Registering: Identify your apprentice Identify your apprentice Confirm your firm’s capacity to train apprentices Confirm your firm’s capacity to train apprentices Confirm the eligibility of the trainer and your apprentice Confirm the eligibility of the trainer and your apprentice

6 Eligibility An Apprentice must : be 16 years of age be 16 years of age complete an application form, complete an application form, submit Grade 12 (OSD) transcripts, submit Grade 12 (OSD) transcripts, be a resident of Ontario, be a resident of Ontario, and be employed in the horticultural sector. and be employed in the horticultural sector.

7 To Find an Apprentice To find your apprentice: Humber College Pre-Apprenticeship class Humber College Pre-Apprenticeship class Talk to employees Talk to employees Consider Specialist High Skills Major Students in Landscape Horticulture ( SHSM) Consider Specialist High Skills Major Students in Landscape Horticulture ( SHSM) Consider OYAP high school students Consider OYAP high school students Advertise (newspaper, internet etc.) Advertise (newspaper, internet etc.) Use Use Use the matching database at Use the matching database at

8 Assessing your Training Capacity The training standard will help assess if you are ready for an apprentice The training standard will help assess if you are ready for an apprentice At your request an Education Training Consultant ( ETC) will visit the workplace to help assess your training capacity At your request an Education Training Consultant ( ETC) will visit the workplace to help assess your training capacity Some industries require trainers and journeypersons to have a Certificate of Qualification to train apprentices Some industries require trainers and journeypersons to have a Certificate of Qualification to train apprentices

9 Assessing your Training Capacity The trainer or journeypersons must be qualified: The trainer or journeypersons must be qualified: Trainers will have a Certification of Apprenticeship or a Certificate of Qualification, or alternate proof of competency ( Diploma, Certification, experience, Degree etc.) Trainers will have a Certification of Apprenticeship or a Certificate of Qualification, or alternate proof of competency ( Diploma, Certification, experience, Degree etc.) A Ministry ETC will visit to assess your trainers eligibility to train A Ministry ETC will visit to assess your trainers eligibility to train Your capacity will be assessed by looking at the ratio of trainers to Apprentices in the workplace Your capacity will be assessed by looking at the ratio of trainers to Apprentices in the workplace

10 The Process Registering your Apprentice: Complete a pre-registration form and submit to get the process started or: Find the nearest office: call the Employment Ontario Hotline, Toronto, TTY: or Schedule a meeting with an employment and training consultant from MTCU Complete a training agreement Understand the Financial incentives Send the apprentice to in school training Train your apprentice as outlined in the training standard

11 Preparing for the Meeting Your apprentice must have the following before the day of the meeting: Your apprentice must have the following before the day of the meeting: Academic standing proof Academic standing proof SIN card SIN card ID with date of birth (drivers license, passport) ID with date of birth (drivers license, passport) $40 for registration fee $40 for registration fee You must obtain the following before the meeting; You must obtain the following before the meeting; A list of apprentices and journeypersons currently employed by your company A list of apprentices and journeypersons currently employed by your company

12 The Meeting The ETC will provide the pertinent training standard The ETC will provide the pertinent training standard & the information that you and your apprentice need The apprentice will be told about his/her responsibilities and will pay a $40 registration fee The apprentice will be told about his/her responsibilities and will pay a $40 registration fee Employer sponsor and Apprentice will sign the training agreement - get a copy (ask for one) Employer sponsor and Apprentice will sign the training agreement - get a copy (ask for one) Determine at the meeting when the apprentice will attend classroom training Determine at the meeting when the apprentice will attend classroom training Pick a time that works best for all parties Pick a time that works best for all parties The Offer of Classroom Training is generated and sent to you and your apprentice The Offer of Classroom Training is generated and sent to you and your apprentice Classroom Training Tuition: $ per year Classroom Training Tuition: $ per year The student confirms attendance directly with the training delivery agency right away – do not delay The student confirms attendance directly with the training delivery agency right away – do not delay

13 Monitoring the Training Employers ensure that the trainer is teaching the skills and signing off on what has been learned Employers ensure that the trainer is teaching the skills and signing off on what has been learned Employers notify the Ministry of any changes that will affect the apprentices training : Employers notify the Ministry of any changes that will affect the apprentices training : Location Location Mailing address Mailing address Legal name Legal name Remind student of responsibilities Remind student of responsibilities The student must notify the ministry if: The student must notify the ministry if: Mailing address changes Mailing address changes Is unable to complete the training Is unable to complete the training Stay in touch with ministry staff Stay in touch with ministry staff Contact the Ministry for any questions or concerns Contact the Ministry for any questions or concerns

14 On completion of Classroom Training He/she will receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship He/she will receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship Apprentice will continue to work towards completing the Training Standard document to become eligible to challenge the final exam: Certificate of Qualification Exam Apprentice will continue to work towards completing the Training Standard document to become eligible to challenge the final exam: Certificate of Qualification Exam

15 The Process Completion of Training: Completion of Training: Confirm that the trainer & apprentice completed the signatures in the training standard once competency is achieved Confirm that the trainer & apprentice completed the signatures in the training standard once competency is achieved Notify MTCU when the training is completed Notify MTCU when the training is completed MTCU to verify completion of the classroom training MTCU to verify completion of the classroom training MTCU will schedule the apprentice for the certificate of qualification exam (C of Q) MTCU will schedule the apprentice for the certificate of qualification exam (C of Q) $ exam fee $ exam fee

16 Journeyperson Status Achieved when: He/she has received a Certificate of Apprenticeship proving classroom training completed He/she has received a Certificate of Apprenticeship proving classroom training completed He/she has received a Certificate of Qualification or Apprenticeship proving that 70% passing grade was achieved on the 125 question exam He/she has received a Certificate of Qualification or Apprenticeship proving that 70% passing grade was achieved on the 125 question exam Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Certificate received Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Certificate received Journeyperson should apply for Certificate of Completion Grant Journeyperson should apply for Certificate of Completion Grant

17 Financial Incentives The government pays portion of the training fee The government pays portion of the training fee Student/Employer pays the remainder Student/Employer pays the remainder $2000 employer signing bonus/completion bonus for trades in high demand for skilled workers $2000 employer signing bonus/completion bonus for trades in high demand for skilled workers The Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit provides employers with a credit up to $10,000/ apprentice over a maximum of 4 years The Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit provides employers with a credit up to $10,000/ apprentice over a maximum of 4 years The Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit allows you to receive a maximum credit of up to $2000/ apprentice The Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit allows you to receive a maximum credit of up to $2000/ apprentice Employer Bonus upon Apprentice completion $ Employer Bonus upon Apprentice completion $

18 Financial Help for Apprentices Several grants and loans available to apprentices. Several grants and loans available to apprentices. MTCU Apprenticeship Scholarship /L.O. Apprentice Scholarship MTCU Apprenticeship Scholarship /L.O. Apprentice Scholarship Landscape Ontario offers Apprenticeship scholarships Landscape Ontario offers Apprenticeship scholarships These will aid you in becoming an apprentice These will aid you in becoming an apprentice More info re: financial help for apprentices More info re: financial help for apprentices - See pg. 10

19 For more information contact the Employment Ontario Hotline, for any questions about apprenticeship training or to find the nearest apprenticeship office. Call: Toll free: Toronto: Toronto: TTY: TTY: Or: Or: fication.html fication.html

20 Contact L.O. To find more information go to the Landscape Ontario web site at: To find more information go to the Landscape Ontario web site at: There you will find: information on the program and a pre- registration form for new apprentices to complete and send to the corresponding office as identified. There you will find: information on the program and a pre- registration form for new apprentices to complete and send to the corresponding office as identified. Contact Sally Harvey: Contact Sally Harvey:


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