• 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 earn a diploma or certificate 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 Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD)  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 student success team to find out how.

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