Apply for the Avenues to Apprenticeship Program

Avenues to Apprenticeship is an 18-week, free program offered by our partner, It provides racialized youth who are interested in the trades with four weeks of paid training, a 14 week employment opportunity, and a variety of other supports (like job coaching and access to mentors) to help start a career in the skilled trades.

Not sure what trade you should pursue? Don’t worry - this program will include career awareness learning, including a skills, interests and personality assessment, that will help you focus on the right opportunities for you.

In addition, you’ll receive a clothing and tool stipend to prepare you for employment, personal protective equipment that will allow you to work safely during COVID-19, the technology required to complete training, and support for childcare needs if necessary.

Who is this program for?

This program is designed for young people who:

  • Are interested in a career in the skilled trades, but don’t know how to get started
  • Have experienced barriers to employment in the skilled trades and are looking for support
  • Would like to gain skilled trades knowledge and experience before pursuing a pre-apprenticeship program

Am I eligible?

To be eligible, you are a BIPOC Canadian who is:

- Between the ages of 17-30

- Eligible to work in Canada

- Living in the GTA

- Available for 4 weeks of paid training, beginning October 2021

- Available for a 14 week employment opportunity, beginning in November 2021

How do I apply?

Register your interest for this program at:

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