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Pre-Apprenticeship and Training Opportunities

Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs are designed to help individuals interested in apprenticeship options to develop their job skills and trade readiness leading to apprenticeship opportunities. There is no cost to participate in pre-apprenticeship programs and costs for text books, safety equipment and tools are included.

Programs are up to 52 weeks in duration and may include the Level 1 apprenticeship in-school training or relevant apprenticeship training, applicable safety training and an 8 to 12 week work placement. Programs may also include employment preparation and readiness, as well as academic upgrading.

Arborist Pre-Apprenticeship Program

The Arborist Pre-Apprenticeship Program at Humber College is a tuition-free program funded by the Government of Ontario that is designed as a transition step to finding an apprenticeship.

Participants will receive Level 1 Arborist as well as additional training in the Utility Arborist trade. The first two weeks of training will consist of Academic Upgrading.

The program is delivered over 22 weeks, followed by a work placement of 8 to 12 weeks.

General Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship Program

The General Machinist Pre-Apprenticeship Program at Humber College is a tuition-free program that is designed as a transition step towards an apprenticeship in the trades.

This pre-apprenticeship program supports students to explore and develop skills related to the Industrial Mechanic Millwright (433a) trade. Students will also receive theoretical and practical training in metallurgy, metrology, benchworking techniques, applied trade calculations, engineering drawings, among other topics. Participants will also receive additional training in the Welding Trade.

The program includes a paid work placement of 8 to 12 weeks.

Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship

The Electrician Pre-Apprenticeship Program at Humber College is a tuition-free program funded by the Government of Ontario that is designed as a transition step to finding an apprenticeship.

Participants will receive Level 1 Electrician – Construction and Maintenance as well as exposure to Domestic and Rural applications. Remedial math support is built into the program and will take place in conjunction with the training delivery to reinforce concepts.

The program is delivered over 11 weeks, followed by a paid work placement of 8 to 12 weeks.

Horticulture Technician Pre-Apprenticeship For Women

The Horticulture Technician Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program for Women prepares women who have a keen interest in the skilled trades for employment in the landscape sector.

Typical jobs in this industry include landscape construction,grounds and golf course maintenance, parks operations and gardens care. 

The program provides both academic and practical training to assist with obtaining employment. 

Other Youth Programs at Humber

Youth Enrichment at Humber (YEAH)
Youth Enrichment at Humber (YEAH!) provides stimulating academic experiences that venture beyond the scope of the traditional classroom. Students are free to create, design, and explore with others in a safe and encouraging environment. Participants will be introduced to topics in class that incorporate various curricular areas such as business, applied technology and health science. Start your future with YEAH!

YEAH also offers Aboriginal Camp Choice and Oshakabewis Peer Mentoring. These are designed to introduce Aboriginal students in grades 7/8 to college life. This program is unique in that staff stay connected with the students once they return to their communities and throughout high school providing support and advising on post-secondary education choices