Training and Appenticeships
If you're interested in upgrading your credentials or going back to school to further your career, there are many training options available.
Visit Employment Ontario for an overview.
You can also study at schools outside of Timmins through distance education
Our community college has many apprenticeship opportunities. For more information visit Northern College (Timmins) Apprenticeship Programs
Apprenticeship combines paid on-the-job training with in-class studies. The Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities offers a formal apprenticeship program
Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (MTCU)
The MTCU offers the following trades promotion programs. For further details visit the MTCU website
Apprenticeship Enhancement Fund invests in colleges so they can update their training facilities and equipment, allowing them to train more apprentices to industry standards.
Apprenticeship Innovation Fund gives colleges the resources to update and develop a new curriculum. It also supports the creation of exemption tests for experienced workers, including internationally trained workers, to avoid duplicate training in skills they already possess. It also helps colleges create distance education tools, like websites and CD-ROMs.
Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit encourages and makes it easier for employers to hire and train new apprentices in specific skilled trades.
Co-Op Diploma Apprenticeship Program offers people pursuing a post-secondary education the opportunity to complete a college diploma and register as an apprentice at the same time, while working towards the provincial Certificate of Qualification.
Loans for Tools Program provides interest free loans to help first-time apprentices buy the tools they need to practice their trade.
Modular Training programs are short-term, competency-based programs, designed in consultation with industries, to meet unique training needs. Their purpose is to provide hands-on training and certification to individuals working in occupations requiring skill sets in industries.
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program helps young people obtain placements in more than 140 skilled trades. Students register as apprentices and begin their formal apprenticeship training while they are still in school.
Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program invests in projects which helps people develop their skills to become eligible for an apprenticeship in specific skilled trades.
- The Skills Connect Website provides information about exciting careers in the skilled trades; a database of trades with links to industry and training organizations.