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Local Training Information ¿ Greater Toronto Economic Region
Most employers require work experiences as an apprentice, completion of high school and some college training. In Ontario, mould making and tool and die making certifications are voluntary. Obtaining a Red Seal certification allows one to work in many provinces without having to re-certify. Through the Apprenticeship Grants, registered apprentices in one of the Red Seal trades may receive up to $4,000 for completing the certification program. For more information, visit: Apprenticeship Grants www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/goc/apprenticeship.shtml and Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program www.red-seal.ca. Strong background in Math, Sciences and Machine Shop would help with interpreting blueprints, computing dimensions, figuring out properties of metals or setting up machinery at work.
Students who have completed Grade 10 have an opportunity to become registered apprentices while finishing high school under the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (O.Y.A.P.).
Information on apprenticeship programs in Ontario is available on the Ministry of Education / Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website at: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/tcu/employmentontario/training/
You can also contact the district office of the Ministry:
Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Toronto District Office
625 Church Street, Toronto, M7A 2B5
Pickering Regional Office
1420 Bayly Street, Pickering, L1W 3R4
Mississauga Regional Office
The Emerald Centre, 10 Kingsbridge Garden Circle, Suite 610
Mississauga, L5R 3K6
Potential apprentices can read "Starting a Career - Finding Work as an Apprentice" at http://www.apprenticetrades.ca
Individuals who are not registered as apprentices are able to take part-time evening courses at Fanshawe College. They will receive the 720 hours of classroom training required in the Tool and Die Maker or Mould Maker apprenticeship.
Skills Training Centre
407 Iroquois Shore Road, Oakville, Ontario L6H 1M3
Centre for Advanced Technologies, 21 Beverly Hills Drive
Toronto, M3L 1A2 Phone: 416-491-5050 ext. 4351
George Brown College
Toronto, M5T 2T9 Phone 416-415-2000
c/o 2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K4