There are numerous benefits to joining our apprenticeship program including hands-on learning, meeting new people with similar interests, learning while earning, and further discovering your interests in the trade. We hire apprentices from the ICI sector and local students interested in engaging in an apprenticeship program with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). At the Maintenance Construction and Skilled Trades Council, we assist students by helping them get started with the right affiliate. They then attend school three different times over the course of their program for eight weeks at a time, this is the in-class portion of the program. The whole program runs for approximately 5-6 years. Currently, we have over 35 apprentices working at the TDSB. We are available to assist you in any further inquiries you may have.

List of Trades

• Electrician

• Air Conditioning Mechanic

• Sheet Metal Mechanic

• Control Technician (electronic and Pneumatic)

• Electronic Repair Technician (Computer, Audio, Visual)

• Insulation Mechanic

• Locksmith

• Boilermaker

• Plumber

• Gas Fitter

• Steam Fitter

• Millwright / Machine Repair

• Refrigeration Mechanic

• Glazier

• Carpenter / Joiner

• Bricklayer

Inspiring Next Generation of Trades Persons

Job Shadowing Program

Students from the Toronto District School Board are extremely excited about the new Job Shadowing initiative with the Maintenance Construction and Skilled Trades Council. Thanks to former Director Donna Quam and our Trustees who began the program in 2014, these students continue to have a great opportunity to experience what it’s like to be an apprentice in various skilled trades.

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Trades Council Furniture-Making Shop at Westview Centennial

Young adults through Westview Centennial, are given the opportunity to gain practical experience with wood working. Students who successfully complete the program will be given an opportunity to receive a carpentry apprenticeship through the Trades Council.

The program started in April 2004 and has been successful ever since. It has received funding in order to continue providing this opportunity to young adults. Also, the Toronto District School Board is saving money buying furniture, as this program provides it to them.

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