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Organization: Ontario. Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development - London Regional Office - Apprenticeship Office  
Phone Numbers: 519-675-7788
Toll-Free: 1-800-265-1050
Fax: 519-439-4458
Email: appr.london@ontario.ca
Website: www.tcu.gov.on.ca/eng/employmentontario/training/
Address:
1200 Commissioners Rd E, Unit 72
London, ON
N5Z 4R3
Intersection: Deveron Cres and Commissioners Rd E
Location: London (Southeast)
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm
Contacts: Susan Woodend - Service Delivery Manager
519-675-7796
Service Description: 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 is $5,000 per qualifying apprentice per taxation year * employers and sponsors are eligible to receive the credit for three 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 - Interest-free loans to newly registered apprentices for purchase of tools * contact office for details on eligibility and amounts available

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) - School-to-work transition program offered through Ontario secondary schools * students earn cooperative education credits in grades 11 and 12 through work placements in skilled trades * interested students full-time high school students 16 years and older entering Grade 11 should contact their guidance counsellor, co-op education teacher or the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Coordinator for the local school board or contact the local Apprenticeship Office

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 52 weeks long including a minimum 8-12 week work placement * free, with costs covered for tuition, textbooks, safety equipment and tools

This office offers on-site exams

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 * 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
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Apprenticeship programs - Individuals must first find an employer or training sponsor willing to hire and train them * the individual, employer or sponsor then arranges an assessment meeting with apprenticeship staff, who will draw up 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
Area(s) Served:
London, Huron, Oxford, Perth, and parts of Middlesex (North Middlesex and Strathroy-Caradoc) and Elgin (St Thomas and West Elgin)  
See Also: Employment Assistance
Employment Assistance for Youth
Vocational and Skills Training

This information was last completely updated on August 7, 2018

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