Questions from Parents

What jobs are available for my son/daughter in the skilled trade?

There are over 150 skilled trades in Ontario, covering the Motive Power, Industrial, Construction and Service sectors

Why should my teen choose a career so soon? The thought of my teen having to commit to making career choices so early in life is a bit scary.

Your teen is not committing by trying out an apprenticeship. In fact, experiential career exploration with hands-on training will help your teen discover his/her interests, talents and abilities while preparing to make career choices.

What if my teen changes his/her mind?

That’s the point!Experiential learning is all about “trying-on” something new to see if you like it. It allows your son or daughter to experience a trade first-hand and then to decide if it is something he/she would like to pursue in the future. If it is not, your teen can move on to something new and take with him/her valuable information that can be of assistance in future career decisions.

What happens if my teen decides to leave the apprenticeship program?

If your teen is not enjoying the chosen trade, he/she can re-evaluate and move forward. Involvement with Cooperative Education and Guidance staff may result in solutions such as a different Cooperative Education placement to successfully complete the semester

There is over 150 skilled trades available for your son/daughter