Presentation on theme: "THE ONTARIO APPRENTICESHIP SYSTEM An Overview. 08/08/2015 MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES2 APPRENTICESHIP: BASIC FACTS Apprenticeship."— Presentation transcript:
08/08/2015 MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES2 APPRENTICESHIP: BASIC FACTS Apprenticeship is a model of training whereby the trade, occupation or skill set is learned directly from a tradesperson. Approximately 90 percent of apprenticeship training is provided in the workplace by experienced tradespersons. Apprentices earn while they learn. Ten per cent of the training (theory and application) occurs in school through community colleges or other approved training organizations. Most apprenticeship training programs are two to five years in duration, depending on the trade/occupation.
08/08/2015 MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES3 APPRENTICESHIP: BASIC FACTS In 2007-08, the apprenticeship system served over 75,200 active apprentices and more than 28,000 employers 26,000 new apprentices were registered in 2007/08 There are currently 650,000 certified journeypersons in Ontario There are over 130 apprenticeable trades and occupations
08/08/2015 MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES4 Apprenticeship Trade Sectors Construction Industrial Motive Power Service
08/08/2015 MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES5 Construction Sector includes... Electrician Carpenter Plumber Boilermaker Hoisting Engineer R/AC Mechanic Sheet Metal Worker Brick & Stone Mason
08/08/2015 MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES6 Manufacturing/Industrial Sector includes…. General Machinist Mould Maker Tool and Die Maker Industrial Mechanic Millwright Industrial Woodworker Industrial Electrician
08/08/2015 MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES7 Motive Power Sector includes... Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic Auto Service Technician Auto Body Repairer Marine Mechanic Automotive Electronic Accessory Technician Truck & Coach Technician
08/08/2015 MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES8 Service Sector includes... Horticulturist Hairstylist Cook Baker Arborist Network Cabling Specialist Early Childhood Educator
08/08/2015 MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES9 The Apprenticeship Process Employer/Sponsor and Employee meet minimum requirements Contract/Training Agreement registered Training Standards issued Apprentice works/trains with Employer and attends theoretical (in – school) training Completion of terms of Training Agreement/Contract of Apprenticeship. Exam/Certification/Journeyperson
08/08/2015 MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES10 The Apprenticeship Process: Registration Apprentices must find a sponsor or employer to train them before they can be registered as apprentices. Eligibility Requirements Employer: Must have qualified personnel to conduct training Must have equipment and machinery to deliver training to ministry approved standards Must be in compliance with all occupational legislation Apprentice: Must be 16 years of age or older Must have an employer or sponsor willing and capable to train Must meet academic entry requirement for the trade
08/08/2015 MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES11 The Apprenticeship Process: On-the-Job Training Apprentices are paid by their sponsor or employer while they train on-the-job, and receive Employment Insurance benefits while they attend in-school training (full time only). The sponsor or employer registers an apprentice through Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities field offices. A Ministry Training Consultant monitors the progress of the apprentice’s training. When the apprentice completes both on-the-job and in-school training, s/he may apply to write the Certificate of Qualification examination.
08/08/2015 MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES12 The Apprenticeship Process: In-School Training Flexible Delivery of in-school Training Block Release Apprentice attends one in-school session per year (approximately 8 weeks) Alternative Forms of Delivery are increasing: Part-time School – some apprentices attend school one day per week or in the evening throughout the year Distance Delivery – study guides; e-learning through Internet and CD ROMs and, in future, video teleconferencing College/Employer Partnerships – some colleges deliver schooling at the employer’s worksite
08/08/2015 MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES13 The Apprenticeship Process: Certification When the apprentice completes both on-the-job and in-school training, s/he receives a Certificate of Apprenticeship. Where an exam exists for the trade, the apprentice must receive a minimum of 70% to receive a Certificate of Qualification. The Red Seal Program: National Standard agreed to by all provinces There are 46 Red Seal trades Certified journeypersons can work in any province or territory.
08/08/2015 MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES14 The Apprenticeship Process: Costs Registration Fees - $40.00 paid by apprentice On-the-Job Training – responsibility of employer to abide by Employment Standards Act (ESA). Theory/In-school Training – classroom fee of $10.00 per day of training paid by the apprentice; remaining costs (approximately 80 %) paid by the Ministry. Examination – $40.00 paid by apprentice Certificates and Renewals – $60.00
08/08/2015 MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES15 How Do I Become an Apprentice? Determine the area or trade you want as a career. Help is available to help to choose a career path Find an employer willing to take you on as an apprentice. Job search help is available if you need it Most Community Colleges offer the in school portion for particular trades. Many also offer pre-apprenticeship programs. Some companies have joint union-management Board of Directors and funded through union/employer contributions. These centres also serve as Local Apprenticeship Committees that can sign up new apprentices. In these cases the union can guide you through the processes
08/08/2015 MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES16 How Do I Become an Apprentice? The Employment Ontario Network: Ontario Employment Resource Centres provide help with career explorations and how to find a job. A job developer/employment counsellor can work with you individually to find an employer. Help you to explore career options Help you with job searching tools and information Provide information about training options Suggest other services that may help you. http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/tcu/jobseekers/resourceCentres.html
08/08/2015 MINISTRY OF TRAINING, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES17 Assistance Programs The Apprenticeship Scholarship and Employer Signing Bonus: Supports training for youth who have left school but require upgrading to meet apprenticeship requirements. A $1,000 scholarship for a young person who completes upgrading and registers as an apprentice; A $2,000 per apprentice signing bonus for the employer who provides apprenticeship training.