What is Classroom Instruction?

Classroom instruction (formerly known as technical training) is the portion of your apprenticeship spent in classrooms or labs at a post-secondary institution.

Visit the trade profile for your apprenticeship program for information on how many periods and weeks of classroom instruction are required. 

  • You will receive an email notification informing you when class schedules become available each spring if you are eligible to attend. 
  • As an apprentice, you are required to attend classroom instruction annually.*
    • If you have not attended classroom instruction in the past year, your apprenticeship registration may be cancelled.
    • To avoid contract cancellation, register for classroom instruction as soon as possible.
    • If you are no longer pursuing your apprenticeship in the trades, advise your local Apprenticeship and Industry Training office so your apprenticeship can be cancelled.
  • Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    • Space is limited and may be cancelled due to a lack of response, so register on the opening day of registration, or shortly thereafter. 
  • You are eligible to enroll in the next period of classroom instruction after you have successfully complete your previous period.
    • If you are currently attending classes, you can apply for your next period class after the fourth day of the current class. However, acceptance is conditional upon passing your present period, and any deposits paid are subject to training provider refund policies. 
    • Unemployed apprentices may enroll in the next period of classroom instruction without having completed all the requirements for their current period.

* Note that Apprenticeship and Industry Training is waiving the requirement to attend a minimum term of one period for apprentices in programs with fully suspended classroom instruction. This will allow apprentices who previously had no established pathway for completing their program the opportunity to gain certification and earn their education credential. This would include some exceptions, such as apprentices that had successfully challenged an exam in the first period before classroom instruction was made available, but classroom instruction is unavailable in all other periods.