Success Story

An apprenticeship is a post-secondary pathway that leads to a career in four trade areas: Motive Power, Service, Construction and Industrial. As an apprentice, you learn your trade by working under the direction of experienced workers – and you get paid while you do it, so you earn while you learn.  About one in five new jobs in Ontario over the next five years is expected to be in trades-related occupations.

Riley did not initially choose apprenticeship as her post-secondary career path.  She started pursuing a degree in Education with a Psychology Major.  Riley described having second thoughts about her choice halfway through her first year.  “Around February/March it just started to feel like I was sitting in lectures that weren’t doing anything for me; I wanted to do something more hands-on and interactive.”…

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