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


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Pre-Apprenticeship training has been postponed due to the COVID 19 outbreak, awaiting further direction from the Ministry of Labour, Training & Skills Development.

Free: Tuition, Textbooks, Safety Equipment and Tools

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 - Program started March 2. New applications no longer being accepted.
  • 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:

Thursday, March 12, 4 pm
The Multicultural Council of Windsor & Essex County
7651 Tecumseh Rd. E.., Windsor
(upstairs, across from Tecumseh Mall)

Wednesday, March 25, 4 pm
St. Clair College Employment Centre
3015 Howard Ave., Windsor

For more information contact:

Kirstyn Fox
Pre-Apprentice Administrator
School of Skilled Trades