What is an Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship is a post-secondary education pathway, just like College or University. It is a hands-on training program for people who enjoy earning their education as they work.

An apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training, work experience and technical training.

  • An apprenticeship is a hands-on training program for people who enjoy learning by doing and earning while learning.
  • The training provides access to well-paying jobs that demand a high level of skills, judgment and creativity.
  • Employers provide about 90 percent of apprenticeship training in the workplace. The remaining 10 percent involves classroom instruction on theory which is usually delivered at an approved community college or training delivery agent.
  • Upon successful completion of the practical and in-school components, an apprentice has an opportunity to write the provincial/interprovincial exam to become a certified journey-person in a skilled trade.
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