Ontario. Employment Ontario

Site: Windsor - Howard Ave

Service: Apprenticeship Office

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-973-1441
Toll Free Phone 1-800-663-5609
Fax 519-973-1415
Website www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employmentontario/training/
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) * 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 
* $1000 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 
$2000 Employer Signing Bonus 
* initiative encouraging employers or sponsors in the trades to register new apprentices who qualify for the apprenticeship scholarship 
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 as of March 26, 2009 is $10,000 per qualifying apprentice per taxation year  
* employers and sponsors are eligible to receive the credit for four 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 
* Loans for Tools offers new apprentices an interest free loan which can be used for any expenses. Amount depends on sector. 
* MTCU Loans for Tools 1-800-313-1746 
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)  
* allows high school students to gain on-the-job experience through work placements and register as apprentices in skilled trades  
* students complete credits toward both their high school diploma and a Certificate of Apprenticeship  
* interested students should contact their guidance counsellor, your co-op education teacher or the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Coordinator for your school board. 
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 40 weeks long including a minimum 8-week work placement  
* free, with costs covered for tuition, textbooks, safety equipment and tools 
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm
Areas Served Chatham-Kent ; Essex 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 website for specific programs 
* must be qualified to train an apprentice in the trade 
* must be able to provide structured training and supervision 
* must pay wages according to regulations
Application Apprenticeship programs 
* individuals must first find an employer or training sponsor willing to hire and train them  
* the individual, employer or sponsor then contacts apprenticeship staff to discuss steps in drawing up a training agreement.  
Foreign- Trained professionals or Trade Certification candidates 
* contact the Ontario College of Trades at www.collegeoftrades.ca, Click Here  
* 1-855-299-0028
Languages English ; French
Fees Service
Agency Information
Established 1964
Site Information
Site Location Located in Roundhouse Centre
Located In Community Windsor
Address & Map
Roundhouse Centre
3155 Howard Ave, 2nd Fl, Ste 200
Windsor, ON N8X 4Y8
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Intersection Howard Ave, south of EC Row Expwy
Bus Routes Transway 1A
Service Categories Apprenticeship Preparation ; Apprenticeship Preparation ~ Job Training Expense Assistance ; Apprenticeship Training ; Apprenticeship Training ~ College/University Students ; Apprenticeship Training ~ High School Students ; Apprenticeship Training ~ Wage Subsidy Funds ; Student Financial Aid ~ Young Adults ~ Apprentices ; Tools/Equipment ~ Apprentices ; Vocational Education ~ High School Students