Apprenticeship Preparation

If you would like to become an apprentice*, Tri-County Literacy Council (TCLC) can help by providing a free educational assessment as well as Literacy Basic Skills training, as a first step in preparing for apprenticeship in a trade or occupation. Trained staff are also available to help explore apprenticeship choices. TCLC training options include a small group classroom environment or one-on-one tutoring.

apprenticesThere are apprenticeship programs for over 150 trades and occupations in four sectors, in Ontario. Popular examples include:

  • cook
  • hairstylist
  • carpentry
  • welding
  • plumber
  • electrician
  • child and youth worker
  • special events coordinator

Click the categories (.pdf files) below for a complete listing of trades and occupations:

35,000 employers, 120,000 apprentices and 300,000 active journeypersons feel apprenticeship is the training program of choice. (Source: Employment Ontario)

For more information, call Tri-County Literacy Council today at 613-932-7161.


* An apprentice learns the skills of a trade or occupation in the workplace (practical hands-on experience), as well as in-class at a college of applied arts and technology (theoretical). Apprenticeship training programs take from 2 to 5 years to complete, depending on the trade or occupation.