What are the Programs and What do they Mean?

Employment Resource Centres (ERC'S): provides free access to computers, internet, photocopiers, fax machines and employment counselors available to assist job seekers in their job search or to allow job seekers work independently

OntarioColleges.ca: an interactive website run by the Ontario College Application Services (OCAS) to provide program information, course offerings, locations, background information and applicant services to residents wanting to apply to college

Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program: a post-secondary training option for job seekers looking to enter the skilled trades,

  • Offered by government-approved training providers and community colleges and providing skills upgrades
  • Up to 40 weeks in-class training and 8 weeks on-the-job placement
  • Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs are great ways to get a basic training in the skilled trades once you're completed high school
  • NOTE: Pre-Apprenticeship courses are also offered by private career colleges at a fee; check out the list of approved Private Colleges in Ontario, here
  • Some private colleges are exempt from the MTCU Private Career Colleges Act and must provide students with written notice about this exemption when offered acceptance to their programs:The Centre for Skills Development & Training is exempt from the Private Career Colleges Act because they fall under the Halton District School Boards governance model. The Centre and the programs that The Centre offers are exempt from the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 (PCCA). This means that The Centre does not require registration under the PCCA and the programs offered by The Centre do not require approval under the PCCA.

Second Career: a program for laid-off workers looking to get re-trained, funding is available to cover costs of tuition, books and other expenses related to going back to school

  • Available for those that are either laid off, are unemployed and looking for retraining in a career that is in demand

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