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Electrician - Construction & Maintenance Apprentice (Basic - Level 1)

Today's electricians work with cutting edge technology such as programmable logic controls (PLCs), sophisticated fire alarm systems, robotics, and assisting in setting up "smart house" systems. Electricians provide homeowners, businesses and industries with the means to access electricity, while ensuring people's safety and providing a higher quality of life.

Note: This is an apprenticeship program. You cannot apply to this program through ontariocolleges.ca. Eligibility to attend this program is determined by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, 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 Fleming's Electrician -- Construction and Maintenance 309A Apprenticeship program, you will develop trade related skills including:

  • project electrical layout
  • system installations
  • repair and maintenance
  • connecting and testing of electrical devices, apparatus, control equipment, and wiring
  • how to work with alarm communication, lighting, heating and power and control systems and motion control

The instructors for Fleming's Electrician Apprentice program are dedicated and fully-qualified tradespeople. That means you will be learning from people who have "been there", or continue to work in the trade. Your theoretical classes are supplemented by hands-on training. Your instructors will be there to answer your questions, troubleshoot, and facilitate your learning. Fleming has an excellent reputation in the trade and with trade unions for producing well-qualified technicians.

Success as an electrician starts with your interest in how things work, and learning how you can provide customers with safe, helpful means to access power and electricity. Besides this key interest, it is helpful if you have, or are willing to develop the following:

  • attention to detail and dedication to quality
  • a strong customer service ethic
  • excellent problem-solving skills
  • willingness to learn on the job/continuous learning

We'll help you to graduate as a fully qualified, competent electrician--and prepare you for trade exams.

As an electrician working for an industrial or institutional company, you will likely have your hours and duties laid out for you with the benefit of job security in this type of position. If you choose to work independently, or as part of a group providing electrical or related services, you will be able to decide which projects you want to pursue, when you want to work and set your own pace. Regardless of your choice, there are many opportunities. If you are willing to relocate to travel for work, your opportunities are even greater.

OSSD or equivalent is required to be considered for this apprenticeship.

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