Trades Technology Pre-Employment
|What's the difference between Pre-employment and Apprenticeship programs?|
|You don’t need to have an employer and have signed an apprenticeship contract with our 16-week Pre-employment programs.
You take the same technical training as the first apprenticeship period. The Pre-employment program is followed by a 4-week practicum. You can then challenge the first apprenticeship exam.
If you pass, you can then look for an employer and continue your apprenticeship. Often our Pre-employment students have found a job and an apprenticeship through their practicum.
On the other hand, an apprentice is registered with an employer contract. Each apprenticeship period has technical training period (usually 3 or 4 years) with a minimum amount of on-the-jobs hours required. As you pass the technical exam and complete your hours you move through the training to become a journeyman.
|Do Lakeland Pre-employment grads find work in their trade?|
|They have a 90%+ success rate. Often they find a job where they did their practicum.|
|What supplies do I need?|
|The standard things every student needs –3-ring binder, loose leaf paper, pens and pencils.
You’ll also need a calculator – we recommend a Sharp EL546W and they are available in our book store.
You’ll also need safety glasses and CSA approved safety boots.