What is Technical Training?

Technical training is the portion of your apprenticeship spend 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 technical training 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 technical training annually.
    • If you have not attended technical training in the past year, your Contract of Apprenticeship may be cancelled.
    • To avoid contract cancellation, register for technical training 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 contract can be cancelled.
  • Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    • Training 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 technical training only after you have successfully complete your previous period.
    • EXCEPTION – 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.
  • Consult with your employer before enrolling in the next level of technical training.