Frequently Asked Questions - Pre-apprenticeships

There will be 33 hours per week in-class learning for 8 weeks.

Hours are between 8:30 am and 8:30 PM

There will be an 8-week paid placement.

Pre-Apprenticeship is similar to being a first-year registered apprentice, depending on the performance in class and on the job the student has the potential to be hired on as a registered apprentice and return to St Lawrence for the second and third year.

There are no costs associated with this Pre-Apprenticeship program. It is fully funded by the Ministry of Ontario for qualified candidates.

All required safety equipment and tools will be provided to qualified candidates.

Yes, there are extensive protocols in place. Participants must be fully vaccinated per St. Lawrence College's vaccination policy.

All classroom learning will be on campus in class for the Pre-Apprenticeship program. The micro-credentials will be offered online. 

All learning material will be supplied.

Micro-credentials are short, competency-based training opportunities that focus on “in demand” workplace skills. They include real-world learning experiences and assessments and are developed in consultation with industry experts to ensure they reflect the skills that employers are looking for.

They can be taken individually or stacked to build larger certificates, and multiple micro-credentials may serve as pathways to other SLC programs. Each micro-credential earned comes with a digital badge that can be shared with employers and added to a digital profile or portfolio.