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If you are interested in pursuing a career in the skilled trades, TTG offers 25-week Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship Multiple Trades Exposure Programs in three locations and Tuition is FREE!
These programs are a great way to gain exposure to three related trades to learn the basic theory and practical knowledge needed to get entry-level work in the skilled trades. All programs culminate in a paid 8-week work placement.
Our programs will set you ahead of the competition by helping you develop the job skills and trade readiness you need to start a career in the skilled trades and work towards securing an apprenticeship.
In-School Training: The primary trade exposure is Welding/Metal Fabricator, with secondary exposure to the General Machinist trade. The training includes 17 weeks of in-school theory, hands-on practical training, trade math, blueprint reading, employment preparation and safety training. Regular evaluations and testing of knowledge and skills are conducted throughout the training to ensure that you have achieved the learning outcomes identified for this program.
On-the-Job-Training: Upon completion of the in-school training, trainees will participate in an 8-week, entry level, paid work placement with a local manufacturing employer. This placement provides the opportunity for you to apply and refine the skills you have learned and gain on-the-job work experience.
Three programs will run in three locations throughout the year:
Stratford District Secondary School
428 Forman Avenue, Stratford
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Closed for 2023
DELIVERY: Starts May 23, 2023
Central Huron Secondary School
165 Princess Street East, Clinton
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 16, 2023
DELIVERY: Starts July 4, 2023
Listowel District Secondary School
155 Maitland Street South, Listowel
APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 21, 2023
DELIVERY: Starts Sept. 11, 2023
TTG's Pre-Apprenticeship Multiple Trades Exposure Programs are also delivered through partnerships with The Centre for Employment & Learning, Conestoga Career Centre, Adult Learning Programs of Perth, Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board and Avon Maitland District School Board.
There are limited spots available in our Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship Multiple Trades Exposure Programs. To be considered for any of these programs, you will first need to submit an application.
Fill out and submit the online application form below. Please note: You will be asked as part of this process to also provide a copy of your resume.
If you are unable to access this form online and would prefer a pdf or printed version, please contact us at 519-801-8641.
12 Candidates will be selected for EACH program based on their personal interview, references and assessment results. Successful candidates will be notified by phone and email.
If you have any questions or require additional information, contact us at 519-801-8641, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course provides hands-on and theoretical classes in basic welding to prepare participants for an entry-level position in the industry and the fundamentals for pursuing a career in the field. The participants will use industry grade tools and equipment throughout the course when completing projects.
Successful completion of this course will enable the trainee to undertand:
This course provides the basic skills required to pursue a career in the machining field. Each trainee will be able to develop their skill set by completing projects focusing on basic machining techniques and utilizing a variety of machines. The trainee will be using industry grade equipment throughout the course when completing projects.
Successful completion of this course will enable the trainee to understand:
By the end of the course, trainees will be able to properly describe the safety precautions of hand tools and power tools in accordance with government safety regulations, manufacturers' recommendations and approved industry standards. Trainees will identify and gain knowledge in the use of various hand tools and power tools used throughout industry, including tools particular to the welder/metal fabricator and machining trades.
The introductory trade calculations course focuses on basic arithmetic, basic algebra, and geometry using practical workplace examples. This course is designed to prepare the trainee for practical applications and subsequent learning in the Welding/Metal Fabrication and Machining fields.
Trainees will be able to describe the content and organization of drawings as well as understand the purpose of common types of lines, common views and presentations found on drawings. Trainees will perform basic drafting and sketching operations and apply layout and fitting techniques to perform assigned shop projects.
These classes are designed to prepare trainees for moving successfully into the workplace. Classes will focus on completing Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps, resume writing and building interview skills.
This course covers safe material handling operations, Industrial Safety Acts and potential workplace hazards in accordance with government safety regulations, manufacturers' recommendations and approved industry standards.
Certification training such as Workplace First Aid + CPR, and WHMIS awareness training will be done at strategic points in the program and prior to work placement.
Trainees must complete a 320 hour work placement in a related field. Trainees will interview for a paid job placement within the local business community with employers receiving a wage subsidy to help offset the work placement wages. The goal of this placement is to help trainees transition into an entry level position in the trades (as a welder, metal fabricator or machinist) and provide a stepping stone towards gaining an apprenticeship.
These programs are funded by the Government of Ontario.
TTG's Pre-Apprenticeship Multiple Trades Exposure Programs are also delivered through partnerships with the Centre for Employment & Learning, Conestoga College and Partners in Employment.