Presentation on theme: "Apprenticeships. What is an apprenticeship? Apprenticeship is an on- the-job training program for people who want to work in a skilled trade or occupation."— Presentation transcript:
What is an apprenticeship? Apprenticeship is an on- the-job training program for people who want to work in a skilled trade or occupation and includes learning new skills from skilled journeypersons.
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Grade 11 & 12 Students become registered apprentices Hours count towards Journeyman status
What Can I do? more then 135 apprenticeship trades Mechanical Industrial Construction Services
What are the rules? To enter OYAP a student must: Complete all 16 credits (Grade 9 and 10) Be at least 16 years old Good attendance in school Courteous, positive and responsible attitude Sincere interest in skills training Two year commitment and maintain 70% average
Some possible fields Motive Power Auto Body Repairer Motorcycle Mechanic Construction Brick and Stone Mason Electrician Services Chef Hair Stylist
Some interesting statistics 40% of new jobs will be in the skilled trades in the next 20 twenty years Skilled trades starting to generate six-digit income with benefits Skilled tool and die makers in Windsor make $100 000 easily
More facts Average age is between 45-50 years old 50% of skilled workers will retire within 10 years By 2010, there will be 50 000 unfilled jobs in Ontario A third of the jobs created in Canada require skilled trade certificate or college diploma
Pros and Cons Pros: 1. Skilled trade pays well, challenges intellect and creativity 2. Smooth transition into an apprenticeship 3. First step in career path to multiple trades 4. Paid while learning 5. Excellent career opportunities 6. High job satisfaction, good income, and a life long career 7. Work while still attending school
Pros and Cons Cons: 1) 2 year commitment and maintain 70% average 2) Aren’t learning the same material as other students 3) Earlier attendance record in school affects your future career 4) Not for everyone 5) Starting young, so you may not be mature or capable enough to perform your best. 6) Close other doors if things don’t work out.