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.

2020 Pre-Apprenticeship Update:

  • Brick & Stone - Program started March 2nd, resumed in July. Applications no longer being accepted.
  • Truck & Coach - Officially cancelled for 2020
  • General Machinist - Rescheduled to start Nov. 2. Email for more information.

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.

For more information contact:

Joanne DeSantis
Pre-Apprentice Administrator
School of Skilled Trades