Fleming College offering two free pre-apprenticeship programs

Peterborough ON – (April 23, 2019) – Fleming College is partnering with Community Employment Resource Partnership to offer two free programs at the Sutherland Campus – Pre-apprenticeship Cook and Pre-apprenticeship Carpenter.

Both programs are full-time, Monday to Friday, 30 hours per week. They start with in-class academic studies, job readiness training, and secondary trade training for eight weeks. Students then progress to primary training for 12 weeks before concluding the program with a paid work placement.

These two programs are offered completely free to successful candidates, including tuition, books, safety equipment and trade specific tool kits.

The Pre-apprenticeship Cook program will start May 27, 2019 while the Pre-apprenticeship Carpenter program will start June 17, 2019.

All interested individuals are required to register for and attend a mandatory information session. Attendees are asked to bring a copy of a current resume, a cover letter outlining the individual’s interest in the program, and a copy of a high school, college or university transcript.

Online registration will be available for Pre-apprenticeship Cook information session from April 22 – 25. Online registration for Pre-apprenticeship Carpenter information session will take place from April 29 – May 5.

Pre-apprenticeship Cook Information Session

Wednesday, May 1, 6 p.m.

Kawartha Trades & Technology Centre, Room D1129.1

Sutherland Campus

599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough

Register here (April 22 – 25):  flemingcollege.ca/cook-info  

Pre-apprenticeship Carpenter Information Session

Thursday, May 9, 6 p.m.

Kawartha Trades & Technology Centre, Room D1129.1

Sutherland Campus

599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough

Register here (April 29 – May 5): flemingcollege.ca/cae-info

This Employment Ontario project is funded by the Ontario Government / Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

For more information, please contact Jan Watson at jan.watson@flemingcollege.ca or 705-749-5530 ext. 1642.

About Fleming College
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 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.


Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 


705.749.5530 x 1366