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APPRENTICESHIP Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities Kenora Apprenticeship Branch Training Consultants - Roxanne Emery or Wanda Harris 1-800-734-9572.

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1 APPRENTICESHIP Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities Kenora Apprenticeship Branch Training Consultants - Roxanne Emery or Wanda Harris 1-800-734-9572 Presented by OYAP Coordinators Employer Apprenticeship Forum 2006

2 2 APPRENTICESHIP What is apprenticeship? Hands-on training program for people who want to work in a skilled trade and who enjoy learning by doing 90% of apprenticeship training is provided in the workplace by employers 10% in-school theory or classroom instruction by a training delivery agent (TDA) College or technology school Secondary school (OYAP)

3 Employer Apprenticeship Forum 20063 APPRENTICESHIP Key points to remember Earn while you learn Employed workers In-school theory is government subsidized Minimal classroom fee is paid by the apprentice Expectation by TDA is that apprentices should be prepared to purchase textbooks

4 Employer Apprenticeship Forum 20064 APPRENTICESHIP Key points to remember Proof of education is required Minimum provincial education requirements Grade 12 – Motive, Service and Industrial Sectors Grade 10 – Construction Sector Employment insurance is available if apprentice is eligible Apprenticeship fees: $40 registration fee $100 fee for writing trade examination Majority of trade examinations have inter-provincial “Red Seal”

5 Employer Apprenticeship Forum 20065 APPRENTICESHIP What is OYAP? Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Available to grade 11 & 12 high school students Students must be16 of age, with16 credits achieved OYAP opens the door to apprenticeship for youth Students work towards a career in a skilled trades as a registered apprentice while completing high school diploma Opportunity to test the employer/employee match without commitment on the employer’s part Opportunity to get a head start to Certificate of Qualification

6 Employer Apprenticeship Forum 20066 APPRENTICESHIP What are the benefits to employers? Employees are trained to provincial industry standard while acquiring an understanding of your workplace Employers help create a pool of skilled workers who can help keep businesses competitive Experienced employees of different ages Employees apprenticing develop a loyalty to employers who hire them, leading to a more stable workforce Employers who hire apprentices in some trades may be eligible for a provincial tax credit and other incentives Government-supported in-class training available Cost-effective recruiting solutions – OYAP

7 Employer Apprenticeship Forum 20067 APPRENTICESHIP How to get started Search the list of trades Or call the Kenora MTCU Apprenticeship Office toll free 1-800-734-9572 The process of registering an employee as an apprentice and their on-the-job training leading to certification is straight forward If you need further information or assistance at any point in the program, a Ministry Training Consultant can help you

8 Employer Apprenticeship Forum 20068 APPRENTICESHIP Step-by-step highlights When ready to make a training commitment, hire the employee The local Job Connect office can help you find a qualified candidate Connect the employee with a qualified skilled mentor or trainer in your workplace Contact the MTCU training consultant to arrange a workplace visit to register your new employee Roles and responsibilities will be discussed On-the-job training guide will be provided

9 Employer Apprenticeship Forum 20069 APPRENTICESHIP Step-by-step highlights Review with the apprentice the trade-specific training standard Initial focus on the safety measures contained within the training standard As the apprentice demonstrates skills, regularly sign these off in the training standard Encourage the apprentice to maintain contact with the training consultant

10 Employer Apprenticeship Forum 200610 APPRENTICESHIP Step-by-step highlights The apprentice would attend the in-class portion of the training as scheduled with the local apprenticeship office Typically three 8-week blocks over the course of a 4-year apprenticeship program May be available on-line or on a part-time basis Classroom training at a community college or TDA Upon completion of training, encourage and support your apprentice in preparing for and writing the certification examination

11 Employer Apprenticeship Forum 200611 APPRENTICESHIP How to get the best person OYAP provides opportunities for high school students to begin apprenticeships while still in school You can observe the potential of individuals on a trial basis to see if they are a good fit with your workplace Students are a valuable resource and can bring expertise in the latest technology and computer software Students bring ideas, energy and enthusiasm to the workplace Pre-Apprenticeship Program Job Connect offices – Red Lake, Dryden, Kenora, Fort Frances

12 Employer Apprenticeship Forum 200612 APPRENTICESHIP Ontario government incentives Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit (12/16/04) Refundable to businesses employing apprentices in certain skilled trades for the first 36 months 25% of eligible expenditures 30% for businesses salaries/wages totaling $400,000 or less Paid or payable after May 18, 2004 and before January 1, 2011 Up to a maximum of $5,000/yr per qualifying apprentice

13 Employer Apprenticeship Forum 200613 APPRENTICESHIP Ontario government incentives In-school theory is Government subsidized A per diem for each apprentice is paid to the approved TDA The total amount has had the classroom fee of $400 subtracted Classroom fees are paid by the apprentice “a fee of $10.00 per six-hour unit of training, or part of a unit, in a course of training or study within an approved apprenticeship program is payable by apprentices, except as otherwise provided in this section O. Reg. 32/02, s 1(1)” Employer Signing Bonus and Apprenticeship Scholarship programs Managed by Job Connect

14 APPRENTICESHIP & OYAP Questions? OYAP Coordinators KPDSB – Karen Thorne, RRDSB – Marnie Cumming, KCDSB – Jim Robertson,

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