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child and youth worker apprenticeship program information powerpoint
Child and Youth Worker

Apprenticeship Program

Information PowerPoint

child and youth work what is it
Child and Youth Work What is it?
  • Child and Youth Workers are specialists infacilitating change in children and youthwho are experiencing a range of social,emotional or behavioural challenges intheir lives.
  • Children and youth respond to the impact of change, stress, loss, poverty, violence,abuse and neglect with a range of emotions and behaviours including confusion, anger, withdrawal, aggression, hopelessness, violence and suicide.
  • Understanding the individual and the unique nature of his/her response is therefore an important first task. Child and youth workers (CYW’s) are a valuable resource to children, youth and their families in this process.
where are child and youth workers employed
Where are Child andYouth Workers Employed?
  • The contexts for Child and Youth Work arediverse, including family homes, schoolsand community-based services, andresidential settings.
  • As populations change and services evolve,Child and Youth Workers provide direct care,participate as team members, and also formpartnerships with other service providers, family members, and the community.
  • Child and Youth Workers advocate for and guide children and youth through their daily lives, teach social and life skills, support efforts to manage behaviour, and engage in counselling to facilitate better understanding and change.
cyw apprenticeship what is it
CYW ApprenticeshipWhat is it?
  • The Child and Youth Worker Apprenticeship Program is a joint venture between Mohawk College and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
  • Mohawk College is expanding their Child and Youth Worker Department to include students who wish to pursue formal CYW credentials through on-the-job training!
  • The program allows you to continue working in the field while taking courses towards your apprenticeship certificate.
registration process
Registration Process
  • 2 criteria to be eligible to register: you must have your Grade 12 diploma and have a “sponsor” in the field (this sponsor is an employer; either paid or volunteer).
  • Call the Ministry at 1-800-668-4479 to register.
  • Once you have registered you will be given a training agreement number. You will then receive a notice in the mail from the Ministry of Training when you are to begin attending classes at the College
how do i find a sponsor
How Do I Find A Sponsor?
  • It is the students responsibility to find a sponsor.
  • Research agencies in your community by inquiring if they are willing to take on an apprentice (either paid or volunteer).
  • Prepare a resume and cover letter to assist you with finding employment.
  • Click here for a list of potential sponsors that currently support our program Sponsors
cyw apprenticeship
CYW Apprenticeship
  • There are 4 levels of apprenticeship curriculum to be completed.
  • This process will take approximately 3.5 to 4 years to complete.
level 1 apprenticeship curriculum
Preparation for Field Placements

Introduction to Child and Youth Work

Developmental Issues in Childhood and Adolescence

Childhood Disorders

Counselling and Communication Skills

Principles of Human Behaviour

School Based Child and Youth Work

Residential Treatment

Group Interaction in Child and Youth Work

Psychopathology in Childhood

Introduction to Family Development

Level 1 Apprenticeship Curriculum
level 2 apprenticeship curriculum
Psychopathology in Adolescence and Early Adulthood

Integrative Seminar

Field Placement Level 1 – 252 Hours

Clinical Recording and Presentation Skills

Family Dysfunctions and Therapies

Laws Affecting Treatment Delivery

Advanced Group Work Skills

Multi-Modal Therapies in Child and Youth Work

Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behaviour

Level 2 Apprenticeship Curriculum
level 3 apprenticeship curriculum
Child Abuse

Advanced Counselling Skills

Integrative Seminar 2

Field Placement Level 2 – 512 Hours

Life and Social Skills Training

Administrative and Organizational Issues in Child and Youth Work

Level 3 Apprenticeship Curriculum
level 4 apprenticeship curriculum
Level 4 Apprenticeship Curriculum
  • Research Methodology
  • Crisis Interventions
  • Integrative Seminar 3
  • Field Placement Level 3 – 720 Hours
field placements
Field Placements
  • There are 3 required areas: School based environment, residential setting, and adolescent treatment.
  • One placement may be completed through your place of employment if the agency meets set criteria!
  • While on placement, you will have regular contact with a Mohawk College field placement supervisor.
  • You may be able to challenge one or more of your field placements through the College’s PLAR process – speak with Coordinator for further information.
  • Approximately $800.00 for the first level of courses being offered plus required materials such as textbooks and/or field placement manuals.
  • Each course ranges in price depending on course hours.
  • Additional costs such as those for police clearances, medical clearances, etc. should be expected throughout the program as well.
what happens when i m finished
What happens when I’m finished?
  • If all course requirements are met, you will receive a Child and Youth Worker Apprenticeship Certificate from Mohawk College and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
  • From here, there are a variety of pathways you can choose.

Receive Child and Youth Worker

Apprenticeship Certificate

Employed in field as a Child and Youth

Worker with a Certificate

Complete additional college level courses to

attain Child and Youth Worker Diploma

Continue post-secondary education at

Another Institution (i.e.) University

  • If you have taken College or University courses in the past, you may be eligible for course exemptions.
  • Exemption exams are available for every course offered in the program. $50.00 per exemption exam.
what are the benefits to becoming an apprentice
What are the benefits tobecoming an Apprentice??
  • Flexibility; balancing family and home
  • Utilize experience already attained to earn formal credentials
  • Continue to work full-time while earning your certificate
  • Gain on-the-job experience in different settings
  • Cost efficient
  • “Opens doors” and allows the student to achieve personal and academic goals
classroom experience
Classroom experience
  • Theory lectures
  • “Hands on” Group Work
  • A variety of teaching tools used such as videos and on-line supports
  • Opportunity to collaborate with other professionals and share experiences
contact information
Contact Information
  • Apprenticeship Coordinator
      • Kim Ann Laush
      • 905-575-1212 ext 4523
  • Ministry of Training, Apprenticeship Office
      • 1-800-668-4479
child and youth worker apprenticeship program
Child and Youth WorkerApprenticeship Program

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in the program!