Pre-Apprenticeship Programs | St. Clair College
This program is funded by the Government of Ontario.


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Pre-Apprenticeship training is an opportunity to help people interested in the trades gain the skills needed to enter the apprenticeship system.  It is designed to help with essential resources and support to develop trade-specific knowledge, job skills and work experience necessary to start a career in the skilled trades.  The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is investing 20.8 million in pre-apprenticeship training across the province in 2020.  St. Clair College is pleased to announce we have confirmation of the following programs.

Three Programs to Choose From in 2020:

  • Brick & Stone Mason - March 2 start
  • CNC Precision Metal Cutting (General Machinist, Tool & Die, Mold Maker Trades) - April 13 start
  • Truck & Coach Technician (Agricultural Equipment Technician, Powered Lift Truck Technician, Heavy Duty Equipment Technician) - April 27 start

Pre-Apprenticeship programs include 17 weeks of in-school Level 1 provincially-approved Apprenticeship Training (1st level of trade school in an expanded format), safety training & other pre-trades training. A 12 week (420 hour) paid industry work placement follows.

An application package must be submitted for consideration, followed by an interview process.

Please attend an upcoming information session to hear all the details and receive an application form:

St. Clair College Employment Centres
Roundhouse Centre - 3015 Howard Ave., Windsor

Wed., Jan. 29, 2020 - 4 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 5, 2020 - 4 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 12, 2020 - 4 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 19, 2020 - 4 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 26, 2020 - 4 p.m.

St. Clair College - Employment Centre Amherstburg
400 Sandwich St. South

Tue., Feb. 11, 2020 - 3 p.m.

St. Clair College - Main Campus
2000 Talbot Rd. West

Ford Centre for Excellence in Manufacturing, Rm. 2017
Tue., Jan. 28, 2020 - 5 p.m.

South Essex Community Council
215 Talbot Street East, Leamington

Tue., Feb. 18, 2020 - 4 p.m.

For more information contact:

Kirstyn Fox
Pre-Apprenticeship Administrator
School of Skilled Trades