Apprenticeship is a system of learning by doing. It consists of on-the-job training with an employer and related class studies in college. The on-the-job training is a competency-based format program which involves completing of a Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development-issued booklet. Classes are offered either one day a week, two nights a week or eight weeks a year. Depending on your trade, class programs could take two to three years. Apprenticeships vary in length from two to five years. (The actual length depends on the trade you've chosen, and how quickly you learn on-the-job competencies.)
Centennial College also offers Modified Apprenticeship Programs (MAPs) which include alternative in-school and on-the-job delivery methods. See the Modified Apprenticeship Programs (MAP) section for further details.
Centennial apprenticeship programs prepare you for an exciting future as a skilled professional in the transportation field, one of Canada's largest industries. Apprentices can complete their in- school requirements through Centennial College in the following transportation programs:
- Autobody Repairer
- Automotive Painter
- Automotive Service Technician
- Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
- Motorcycle Technician
- Parts Technician
- Power Lift Truck Technician
- Truck and Coach Technician
Special features for qualified applicants
- An earn-while-you-learn approach to training.
- Instructors with extensive, current experience in the industry.
- State-of-the-art facilities at the province's largest transportation training centre.
- You may qualify for income support while in school through Employment Insurance Canada benefits or training allowance.
- In-school training is geared to on-the-job experience.
When you complete the in-school training at Centennial, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. At the conclusion of your apprenticeship, you can write the exam for your Certificate of Qualification. Passing the Certificate of Qualification exam means you can qualify for a Certificate of Apprenticeship from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, and that you are certified in your chosen occupation.
Please note: You cannot apply directly to the college for admission to a traditional apprenticeship. You must first be currently employed as an apprentice.