Apprenticeship 101 – ONLC - Ontario Native Literacy Coalition

Apprenticeship 101
Presenter: Brandi Jonathan, Apprenticeship
Grand River Employment and Training, Six Nations
Prepared for the Ontario Native Literacy Coalition
June 11, 2014
The Basics
• Apprenticeship is hands on
• 80% on the job training
plus 20% in class
• There are over 150
different apprenticeships in
• Effective April 8, 2013 the
Ontario College of Trades
Act (OCOTAA) took the
place of the ACA and the
Four Sectors of Apprenticeship
Process…Let’s Get started
Any apprenticeship starts with a motivated individual and the employer
Individuals must have the minimum requirements to pursue their chosen
trade –high school transcript required as proof (can refer to Approved
Programs Chart which indicates entry level)
Requirements will vary depending on the employer
Employers are looking for workers who:
Have the minimum requirements with proof
Are reliable and dependable; good time management skills
Have their own transportation and driver’s license
Can work well as a part of a team and independently
Positive attitude and willingness to learn
Are safety oriented with good communication skills
Outdated but Very Useful
Explanation of Chart
• Program – Trade Name
• ACA/TQA –Which act that trade falls under
• Code –Trade Code
• OTJ/Duration of Apprenticeship - #of hours needed
to complete that apprenticeship program
• Duration C/Q Challenger - # of hours needed to
challenge the Certificate of Qualification exam
• NOC –The national Occupational Code for that trade
• Sector – identifies which sector the trade falls within
Con’t Explanation of Chart
• R/U or C/V – Restricted/Unrestricted or
• Training Standard or schedule and year- indicates the
year that the training standard was put in place
• Curriculum & Session break down – how the schooling is
offered or hours needed in school
• Red Seal –indicates if the trade is a red seal program by a
• Entry Level –indicates minimum level of education
required to enter that trade
• Wage rate – indicates % of journeymen’s rate an
apprentice should receive based on each level
MTCU/Ontario College of Trades Roles
Roles –Registration & Exam Processes
Membership Fees
Website Resources
Unique Partnerships: Supply + Demand
In 2011, GREAT was
approached by the
International Brotherhood of
Electrical Worker’s (IBEW) to
develop a program to target
Aboriginal Youth and expose
them to the construction
industry. As a result, GREAT in
partnership with the HamiltonBrantford Building Trades now
offers the Work Ready
Aboriginal People (WRAP)
(Right – First WRAP intake October 26, 2011
at the Operating Engineers training facility)
What is WRAP? Why is it Unique?
WRAP is a 20 week program that
• Basic trade theory
• Safety certificates
• Hands on practical
• Life skills training
• Cultural awareness and
• 8 weeks of mandatory
upgrading in math and physics
• First partnership of its kind
in Ontario between and
First Nation organization
and the Building Trade
• Offers Cultural Awareness
training specific to
Haudenosaunee history
and culture.
• Cultural Mentor attends
training daily with students
Three WRAP Intakes
WRAP has been featured in:
44 students –Total intake to date
• Daily Commercial News –October
35 men, 9 women enrolled
15 students are registered
apprentices 4 of those are women
• Canadian Apprenticeship Forum –
Aboriginal Initiatives webinar
participant 2013
26 out 44 students completed both
grade 12 math and physics
• Electrical Worker’s International
newsletter out of Washington, DC
9 early exits, various reasons
Partners Make the Difference
Hamilton-Brantford Building Trades Council of Ontario
International Brotherhood Of Electrical Worker’s (IBEW) Local 105
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting
Industry ,UA 67
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793 & OETIO
Laborers International Union of North America, LIUNA Local 837
Carpenter’s Union, Local 18
Ontario Sheet Metal Worker’s, Local 537
International Association of Bridge Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron
Worker’s, Local 736
International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Trades, Local 95
Ontario Masonry Training Centre
International Union of Painter’s and Allied Trades District Council 46
Millwright Regional Council of Ontario, Local 1007 & 1916
International Brotherhood of Boilermaker’s, Local 128
Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre
K.L. Martin and Associates
Brandi Jonathan, Apprenticeship Coordinator
Grand River Employment and Training
[email protected]

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