Apprenticeship in Carpenter - General Apprentice (Basic - Level 1)
Note: This is an apprenticehsip program. You cannot apply to this program through ontariocolleges.ca. Eligibility to attend this program is determined by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. You must be a registered apprentice with the Ministry which includes being sponsored by an eligible employer. The Ministry specifies all the eligibility requirements and extends offers to attend this program only to eligible students. For more information on Apprenticeship in Ontario see Start an apprenticeship | Ontario.ca
In the Carpenter-General 403A apprenticeship program, you will combine your three in-school sessions (Basic-Level 1, Intermediate-Level 2 and Advanced-Level 3) of 240 hours each with work experience. Instructors who have many years of practical experience in the trade and related expertise will give you the straight goods on the essentials you need to know to be a competent carpenter.
There is an increasing demand for carpenters with the current economic trend toward new construction. Take pride in a job well done - as a carpenter, you'll get to see the results of all your hard work, enjoy variety in work and projects, and make a good living.
Carpentry is a Red Seal trade which means registered apprentices are eligible for government -funded grants and incentives.
Why Choose Fleming
Fleming's Carpenter Apprenticeship program is known for the high number of qualified tradespeople teaching the program. Our apprenticeship grads have a great success rate in writing their Certificate of Qualification and maintaining work in their trade. The Carpenters' Union, based in Port Hope, sends their best students to us to complete their apprenticeship training.
Is this You?
You've got to be self-motivated, committed to learning, and naturally, be interested in the carpentry trade. In order to complete the apprenticeship you have to be working in a carpentry position while taking courses at Fleming. Other than these essentials, the following are helpful personal qualities and skills that will help you along the path to success as a Carpenter apprentice:
- an interest in learning on the job
- good problem solving skills
- good time management skills
- the ability to work well under pressure/deadlines
- good stress management skills
- analytical thinking skills
- math/logical thinking skills
Once you've completed your apprenticeship, you will qualify for the Certificate of Qualification and become a fully certified General Carpenter with inter-provincial status.
With a current shortage of qualified people in most skilled trades, there are many opportunities, particularly in urban areas. It is an advantage if you can relocate or are able to travel to where the work is.
There are plenty of places and projects where you can find employment, including construction companies of various types, or as a self-employed carpenter. You'll be able to select the best paying projects based on your personal schedule and career goals.
Minimum Admission Requirements
Ontario Secondary School Certificate (Grade 10) is required to be considered for this apprenticeship.
PC / Windows
- Operating System:Windows 10
- Processor:Core i5 - 1.6Ghz minimum
- Memory:8GB minimum
- Hard Disk:160GB minimum
Internet Connection: 2.5 Mbps Download and 3.0 Mbps Upload (minimum)
Students are required to have their own computer, internet access, webcam and microphone.
Classroom Registration Fee
The Classroom Registration Fee is set by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development and is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the Classroom Registration Fee chart below.
|AGB - Carpenter-General Apprentice Fees||$400.00|
The fees above are for the current academic year for domestic students. Please note that the fees reflect the Health Plan and Integrated Transportation (Sutherland Programs only) charges for the fall entry point. These charges are applied up front and provide service coverage for a full year September to August. The charges for the winter and spring terms are as follows:
|Health Plan||Integrated Transportation||Coverage|
|Winter||$180.50||$255.50||January to August|
|Spring||$129.50||$142.35||May to August|
The fees above are for the current academic year for international students. Please note that the fees reflect the Health Plan and Integrated Transportation (Sutherland Programs only) charges for the fall entry point. These charges are applied up front and provide service coverage for a full year September to August. The charges for the winter and spring terms are as follows:
|Health Plan||Intergrated Transportation||Coverage|
|Winter||$645.82||$255.50||January to August|
|Spring||$263.60||$142.35||May to August|
This program is funded in part by the Government of Ontario