Ontario. Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities [Windsor]

Site: Windsor Office

Service: Apprenticeship Office

Contact Information
Office Phone 519-973-1441
Toll Free Phone 1-800-663-5609
Fax 519-973-1415
E-Mail appr.windsor@ontario.ca
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 
$2000 Employer Signing Bonus -- The $2,000 Apprenticeship Employer Signing Bonus (AESB) is available to employers who hire, register, and train an apprentice as part of their participation in the Employment Service program. 
Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program (CODA) -- The program enables individuals to train as apprentices in a specific trade while obtaining an associated college diploma. This initiative adds flexibility to the apprenticeship system, responds to employer needs and attracts younger people to the skilled trades.  
Loans for Tools -- The Loans for Tools program provides loans for apprentices to purchase essential tools or equipment for their training program. 
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) -- The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a school-to-work transition program offered through Ontario secondary schools. 
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. 
* This office offers on-site exams
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 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, click Here 
* 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
Agency Information
Established 1964
Funding Provincial
Site Information
Located In Community Windsor
Address & Map
Roundhouse Centre
3155 Howard Ave, 2nd Fl, Suite 200
Windsor, ON N8X 4Y8
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Intersection Howard Ave and EC Row Expwy
Bus Routes Transway 1A
Physical Access Fully Accessible - Parking, Washroom and Entrance

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