• How to Get Started as an Apprentice

    Apprenticeship training provides students with the tools they need to become skilled workers while building employment contacts and gaining real-life experience. A student interested in becoming an apprentice can choose a variety of entry points depending on where they are at in life and what training model works best.


    Route 1  

    Come to Lambton College and take a program in the skilled trades. Learn in a hands-on environment and gain workplace experience through projects and co-ops. College graduates with diplomas in a skilled trade may be successful in finding employers, contractors or trade unions willing to register them as apprentices.


    Route 2  

    Find an employer or contractor who can sponsor you. Register with the MTCU Apprenticeship Office. Sign a contract of apprenticeship and the training period begins.


    Route 3

    Union or trade association training - some unions or trade associations hold contracts of apprenticeship with apprentices. Find a union or trade association in your area today!


    Route 4

    While still in high school, register as an apprentice through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). See your OYAP coordinator to find out how.


    Route 5  

    Register for a pre-apprenticeship program with the Employment Learning Centre at Lambton College. These programs are less than 52 weeks and often come with job placement assistance.


    For more information, contact:
    519-541-2444