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Electrician Pre Apprenticeship Graduate Program

There are few means of gaining experience in the Electrical Trade due to the Provincial Regulations of the Compulsory Trades.

Consequently, Contractors have limited opportunities to determine a candidate’s aptitude and abilities. However, Contractors recognize the economic benefit of our program as traditional apprenticeships require that you have a Journeyperson overseeing you while you learn the basics of the trade; this along with cost and safety concerns are the primary reasons for their reluctance to take on new Apprentices and the purpose of a pre-apprenticeship.

In addition, by working with basic skills and safety certifications from day 1, you minimize the economic penalty and concerns that most Apprentice applicants bring to their door.

Areas of Focus

This program covers information in the following subject areas:

Safety Certificates

All graduates of the program are certified in the following:

Procedures on becoming an Apprentice

This program is pre-Apprenticeship which will provide the equivalent to Level 1 training at Interprovincial Standards (Red Seal). This will make you not only readied for the Electrical Trade but also highly marketable and in demand. Apprenticeship is a process where you earn as you learn. Once reaching the total required 9,000 hours and successfully challenging the exam to become a licenced Electrician, and reach the Journeyperson level.

Once you complete the Trillium College Electrical Pre-Apprenticeship program those 578 hours can be credited towards the 9,000 hours on a discretionary basis.

You will next need to find a job full-time or part-time with pay to finish the remaining hours.

To advance in Levels of Apprenticeship a Trade Delivery Agent (TDA) college will need to be attended to achieve those levels and subsequently be paid greater.

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status

Financial Aid

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Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)

Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Please feel free to contact our Trillium College Student Finance Advisors for more information and details regarding documentation required.

Key Performance Indicator and Loan Default Rates

As a Trillium College graduate, you will be contacted in a few months’ time regarding your participation in the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Graduate Satisfaction Survey.

Out of Province Student Loans

Students from provinces outside of Ontario may also qualify for funding from the last province in which they resided for 12 consecutive months. For a list of provincial offices, please visit website.

Employment Ontario

Second Careers is administered by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (ASED) which helps laid-off workers re- train for a new career. If you were laid off any time after January 1, 2005 you are eligible to apply; including those who have taken an interim job to make ends meet. If you qualify, funding is available to support the cost of tuition, books, daycare, transportation and a basic living allowance.

Lifelong Learning Plan (RRSP)

The Lifelong Leaning Plan (LLP) allows you to withdraw money from your RRSPs to finance your education or that of your spouse or common-law partner. You can withdraw up to $10,000 per year, up to a total maximum of $20,000.

Registered Education Savings Plans

A student who is named under a family’s Registered Education Savings Plan may use these funds to cover the costs of education at an eligible post-secondary institution such as Trillium College.

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)

If you are a WSIB recipient or a surviving spouse, WSIB has funding resources for labour market re-entry. Speak to your case manager about re-training, which will help prepare you to get back into the work force.

Aboriginal/First Nations

If you are a registered Status Indian or Inuit (residing on or off the reserve) and plan on going back to school, you may be eligible for funding for your post-secondary studies if you register with an eligible educational institution such as Trillium College.

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