Welcome to Support Ontario Youth
The One Stop Shop for Information on entering the Skilled Trades in Ontario
Working with Industry organizations, Support Ontario Youth is helping young Ontarians enter the Skilled Trades. Browse through the website to see what we have to offer.
FAQs for Apprentices (from Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website)
An apprentice is someone who learns a skilled trade on the job, under the direction of more experienced workers. Apprentices also complete classroom instruction as a part of their training.Becoming an apprentice can be an important first step to learning new skills and building a rewarding career. Jobs in the skilled trades pay well, and are interesting and challenging. Plus, you earn while you learn.
Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program
The Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program helps potential entrants to the apprenticeship system develop their job skills and trade readiness so that they will be prepared to find work as apprentices. Programs are up to 52 weeks in duration and may include the Level 1 apprenticeship in-school training or relevant apprenticeship training, relevant safety training and an 8 to 12 week work placement. Programs may also include trade readiness, employment preparation and academic upgrading.