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Electrician - Construction & Maintenance Apprentice (Intermediate - Level 2)

Today's electricians are working with cutting edge technology such as programmable logic controls (PLC), sophisticated fire alarm systems, robotics in industry, and assisting in setting up "smart house" systems--where everything in a house can be programmed for the needs of the homeowner. Electricians play a critical role, providing 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
  • the use of computer-based control systems and motion control

You'll learn these skills and more through your schooling and ongoing work with your employer.

The instructors for Fleming's Electrician Apprentice program are dedicated and fully-qualified tradespeople. That means you will be learning from people who have worked 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 tradespeople.

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 skills:

  • attention to detail and dedication to quality
  • a strong customer service ethic
  • excellent problem solving ability
  • 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 prices. Regardless of where or how you choose to work and pursue your career, there are plenty of opportunities out there. If you are willing to relocate or travel for work, your opportunities are even greater.

  • OSSD or equivalent

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