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  1. APPRENTICESHIP Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities Kenora Apprenticeship Branch Training Consultants - Roxanne Emery or Wanda Harris 1-800-734-9572 Presented by OYAP Coordinators Employer Apprenticeship Forum 2006

  2. APPRENTICESHIP What is apprenticeship? • Hands-on training program for people who want to work in a skilled trade and who enjoy learning by doing • 90% of apprenticeship training is provided in the workplace by employers • 10% in-school theory or classroom instruction by a training delivery agent (TDA) • College or technology school • Secondary school (OYAP) Employer Apprenticeship Forum 2006

  3. APPRENTICESHIP Key points to remember • Earn while you learn • Employed workers • In-school theory is government subsidized • Minimal classroom fee is paid by the apprentice • Expectation by TDA is that apprentices should be prepared to purchase textbooks Employer Apprenticeship Forum 2006

  4. APPRENTICESHIP Key points to remember • Proof of education is required • Minimum provincial education requirements • Grade 12 – Motive, Service and Industrial Sectors • Grade 10 – Construction Sector • Employment insurance is available if apprentice is eligible • Apprenticeship fees: • $40 registration fee • $100 fee for writing trade examination • Majority of trade examinations have inter-provincial “Red Seal” Employer Apprenticeship Forum 2006

  5. APPRENTICESHIP What is OYAP? • Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program • Available to grade 11 & 12 high school students • Students must be16 of age, with16 credits achieved • OYAP opens the door to apprenticeship for youth • Students work towards a career in a skilled trades as a registered apprentice while completing high school diploma • Opportunity to test the employer/employee match without commitment on the employer’s part • Opportunity to get a head start to Certificate of Qualification Employer Apprenticeship Forum 2006

  6. APPRENTICESHIP What are the benefits to employers? • Employees are trained to provincial industry standard while acquiring an understanding of your workplace • Employers help create a pool of skilled workers who can help keep businesses competitive • Experienced employees of different ages • Employees apprenticing develop a loyalty to employers who hire them, leading to a more stable workforce • Employers who hire apprentices in some trades may be eligible for a provincial tax credit and other incentives • Government-supported in-class training available • Cost-effective recruiting solutions – OYAP Employer Apprenticeship Forum 2006

  7. APPRENTICESHIP How to get started • Search the list of trades • • Or call the Kenora MTCU Apprenticeship Office toll free 1-800-734-9572 • The process of registering an employee as an apprentice and their on-the-job training leading to certification is straight forward • If you need further information or assistance at any point in the program, a Ministry Training Consultant can help you Employer Apprenticeship Forum 2006

  8. APPRENTICESHIP Step-by-step highlights • When ready to make a training commitment, hire the employee • The local Job Connect office can help you find a qualified candidate • Connect the employee with a qualified skilled mentor or trainer in your workplace • Contact the MTCU training consultant to arrange a workplace visit to register your new employee • Roles and responsibilities will be discussed • On-the-job training guide will be provided Employer Apprenticeship Forum 2006

  9. APPRENTICESHIP Step-by-step highlights • Review with the apprentice the trade-specific training standard • Initial focus on the safety measures contained within the training standard • As the apprentice demonstrates skills, regularly sign these off in the training standard • Encourage the apprentice to maintain contact with the training consultant Employer Apprenticeship Forum 2006

  10. APPRENTICESHIP Step-by-step highlights • The apprentice would attend the in-class portion of the training as scheduled with the local apprenticeship office • Typically three 8-week blocks over the course of a 4-year apprenticeship program • May be available on-line or on a part-time basis • Classroom training at a community college or TDA • Upon completion of training, encourage and support your apprentice in preparing for and writing the certification examination Employer Apprenticeship Forum 2006

  11. APPRENTICESHIP How to get the best person • OYAP provides opportunities for high school students to begin apprenticeships while still in school • You can observe the potential of individuals on a trial basis to see if they are a good fit with your workplace • Students are a valuable resource and can bring expertise in the latest technology and computer software • Students bring ideas, energy and enthusiasm to the workplace • Pre-Apprenticeship Program • Job Connect offices – Red Lake, Dryden, Kenora, Fort Frances Employer Apprenticeship Forum 2006

  12. APPRENTICESHIP Ontario government incentives • Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit (12/16/04) • Refundable to businesses employing apprentices in certain skilled trades for the first 36 months • 25% of eligible expenditures • 30% for businesses salaries/wages totaling $400,000 or less • Paid or payable after May 18, 2004 and before January 1, 2011 • Up to a maximum of $5,000/yr per qualifying apprentice Employer Apprenticeship Forum 2006

  13. APPRENTICESHIP Ontario government incentives • In-school theory is Government subsidized • A per diem for each apprentice is paid to the approved TDA • The total amount has had the classroom fee of $400 subtracted • Classroom fees are paid by the apprentice • “a fee of $10.00 per six-hour unit of training, or part of a unit, in a course of training or study within an approved apprenticeship program is payable by apprentices, except as otherwise provided in this section • O. Reg. 32/02, s 1(1)” • Employer Signing Bonus and Apprenticeship Scholarship programs • Managed by Job Connect Employer Apprenticeship Forum 2006

  14. APPRENTICESHIP & OYAP Questions? OYAP Coordinators KPDSB – Karen Thorne, RRDSB – Marnie Cumming, KCDSB – Jim Robertson,