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Fleming College Offering Free Pre-Apprenticeship Programs


Peterborough, ON – (May 3, 2023) – Fleming College is offering unemployed and underemployed workers a free chance to explore a career in skilled trades through two new pre-apprenticeship programs.

Funded by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development, these programs highlight the benefits of working in the Carpentry and Plumbing industries.

Each course is 18 weeks long and includes full-time, in-class instruction which encompasses job readiness and safety training.

The Carpentry course includes some instruction in Plumbing and Electrical work, and the Plumbing course includes instruction in Carpentry and Electrical fields.

The course also includes a paid work placement which lasts eight to 12 weeks.

There is no cost to these programs. Tuition will be covered, and tools, safety equipment and course materials will be provided.

Courses begin June 12.

Eligibility for these two unique programs is done through a competitive process. Please visit here to fill out an expression of interest. Expressions of interest are due by 8 a.m. on May 10.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

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Sarah Deeth
Communications Officer
705-749-5530 ext. 1161

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