Apprenticeship is a workplace-based training program. About 90 percent of apprenticeship training is provided in the workplace under the supervision of skilled tradespeople, while the remainder involves classroom instruction, which is usually given at a local community college.
Georgian College is contracted by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to deliver the in-school portion of the apprenticeships listed below.
Apprenticeship programs and locations
Barrie and Owen Sound
- Developmental Services Worker
- Early Childhood Educator
Barrie, Collingwood, Orillia, and Owen Sound
- Educational Assistant
- General Carpenter
Muskoka and Owen Sound
- Marine Engine Mechanic
- Small Engine Mechanic
Interested in apprenticeship training?
- Step One: Find an employer who will agree to hire and train you.
- Step Two: Together with your employer, you will meet with a MTCU training consultant who determines whether the agreed-upon training will meet all apprenticeship requirements.
Working with your employer or sponsor and MTCU, you will complete your on-the-job training and your in-school training at Georgian College. MTCU will determine when you will attend your in-school training.
You may be eligible for up to $4,000 in grants!
Service Canada Apprenticeship Grants
Through the Apprenticeship Incentive Grant and the Apprenticeship Completion Grant, registered apprentices who complete their apprenticeship training and receive their journeyman/journey-woman certification in a designated Red Seal trade could be eligible to receive up to a maximum of $4,000.
Visit www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/goc/apprenticeship.shtml for more information on the grants - see if you are eligible!
Contact the Apprenticeship OfficesGeorgian College call: 1.866.224.9232 or e-mail: Nancy Musicco
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities – apprenticeship branch offices
Barrie area office (covering Simcoe County and Muskoka District)55 Cedar Point Dr. Barrie, ON L4N 5R7 Phone: 705.737.1431
hotline: 1.800.387.5656 Fax: 705.737.5684
Collingwood44 Hurontario Street Colliingwood, ON L9Y 2L6 Phone: 705.445.2961 Fax: 705.445.1218
Owen Sound area office1400 First Avenue West, Suite 4
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6Z9 Phone: 519.376.5790
or 1.800.838.9468 Fax: 519.376.4843
Information and registration for apprenticeship programs are available through your local Apprenticeship Branch Office of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.