The goal is to effectively assist the 15 students to pursue their employment interests in skilled trades and prepare them with the skills to secure a position as an apprentice.
In this 31 week program, students spend 23 weeks in school and are required to complete two job shadows and one 8 week paid work placement. Employment Ontario Employment Service Providers (EOES) in Waterloo region will support the students to secure the job shadows and paid work placement, and will be marketing wage subsidies for employers who support this program.
The job shadow component offers students 14 hours, or 2 days, of unpaid opportunities to help them explore their career options. The job shadows will take place on Mondays during the months of June and July this year.
The paid work placement totals 280 hours or 8 weeks, beginning Monday, October 3 2016 and ending Friday, November 25 2016. Graduates of this pre-apprenticeship program will be equipped to pursue employment in a manufacturing trade and to register for Industrial Mechanic Millwright (433A) or Process Operator – Food Manufacturing (246T) apprenticeship programs.
We are in the process of recruiting employer support and are hoping you will consider participating in this project by offering job shadows and paid work placements. Please contact Adelaide at email@example.com or 519-579-9622 x253 for more information.