Ontario. Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities

Site: Pembroke Office

Service: Apprenticeship Office

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Description and Services
Description (Service) Apprenticeship programs -- individuals must first find a sponsor (usually an employer) willing to hire and train them * the individual then applies for the apprenticeship program online * if the individual is eligible, local apprenticeship staff will contact the individual and sponsor to sign a training agreement * Foreign- trained professionals or trade certification candidates -- contact the Ontario College of Trades for requirements for certification and evaluation of skills Description (Program): Registration and support for new apprentices who have arranged a sponsoring employer * prior education and related work experience may be considered * consultation for sponsoring employers

Apprenticeship Scholarship -- $1,000 scholarship upon completion of academic upgrading, for registered apprentices younger than 25 years who left school before completing the necessary academic requirements for registering in a trade, who are committed to achieving the necessary academic requirements within one year, and who demonstrate an interest in the skilled trades

$2,000 Employer Signing Bonus - initiative provides a one-time, taxable $1,000 bonus to employers for each apprentice who completes their apprenticeship training while under their employ. On November 14th modifications of the program were made to support the release of the new Graduated Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (GAGE). Employers in the trades that are not be eligible for GAGE program will continue to be eligible for the Employer Completion Bonus (ECB). However, those employers that are eligible for GAGE will no longer be eligible for the ECB.

Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit -- refundable tax credit available to employers or sponsors who hire and train apprentices in certain skilled trades * maximum credit available to employers or sponsors is $5,000 per qualifying apprentice per taxation year * employers and sponsors are eligible to receive the credit for three years*

Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program (CODA) -- allows college students to receive apprenticeship training while earning a diploma * registrants must meet apprenticeship requirements as well as all eligibility criteria for the specific college program (see individual listings) * apply directly through the college

Loans for Tools -- interest-free loans to newly registered apprentices for purchase of tools * contact office for details on eligibility and amounts available

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) -- school-to-work transition program offered through Ontario secondary schools * students earn cooperative education credits in grades 11 and 12 through work placements in skilled trades * interested students full-time high school students 16 years and older entering Grade 11 should contact their guidance counsellor, co-op education teacher or the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Coordinator for the local school board or contact the local Apprenticeship Office

Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program -- job skill development and trade readiness for unemployed individuals wanting careers in skilled trades * programs are at various community locations, and up to 52 weeks long including a minimum 8-12 week work placement * free, with costs covered for tuition, textbooks, safety equipment and tools

Graduated Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (GAGE) -- to help with the cost of training apprentices in more than 100 eligible trades * bonuses for apprentices from underrepresented groups * Apprenticeship Completion Employer Bonus -- for trades that are not eligible for GAGE
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Renfrew County
Boundaries Renfrew County
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
 
Apprenticeship programs -- persons 16 years or older with minimum Grade 10 education for construction trades (employers may ask for higher education) or minimum Grade 12 education (unless otherwise defined by specific trade regulation) for industrial, motive power and service trades * see below for specific programs * Employers -- must be qualified to train an apprentice in the trade, be able to provide structured training and supervision, and pay wages according to regulations where appropriate
Application Apprenticeship programs -- individuals must first find a sponsor (usually an employer) willing to hire and train them * the individual then applies for the apprenticeship program online 
* if the individual is eligible, local apprenticeship staff will contact the individual and sponsor to sign a training agreement * Foreign- trained professionals or trade certification candidates -- contact the Ontario College of Trades for requirements for certification and evaluation of skills
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-735-3911
Toll Free Phone 1-800-807-0227
Fax 613-732-1576
E-Mail appr.pembroke@ontario.ca
Website www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employmentontario/training/
Primary Contact Laurie Martel, Employment & Training Consultant; Phone: 613-735-3912; Email: laurie.martel@Ontario.ca
Names
Alternate Name Apprenticeship Scholarship ; CODA ; Coop Diploma Apprenticeship Program ; GAGE ; Graduated Apprenticeship Grant for Employers ; Loans for Tools ; MTCU ; Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program ; OYAP ; Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program ; Youth Apprenticeship Program
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Pembroke
Address & Map
615 Pembroke St E
Pembroke, ON K8A 3L7
 
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Intersection Belmonte Ave and Pembroke St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Other Details
Funding Provincial
Service Categories Apprenticeship Preparation ; Apprenticeship Training ~ College/University Students ; Student Financial Aid ~ Young Adults ~ Apprentices ; Tools/Equipment ~ Apprentices ; Vocational Education ~ High School Students ; Wage Subsidy Funds
Print Material Pamphlets * information files on various trades and employment programs
Resources www.Ontario.ca
Accreditation No

Administration: 613-757-3108 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm

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