An apprentice is responsible for:
- Finding your own employer/sponsor and getting hired
- Following all lawful instruction
- Becoming a member of the Ontario College of Trades
- Learning the required skills of the trade
- Attending the apprenticeship in-school training, as required
- Tracking his or her training and skills acquired, as outlined in the training standard, including the number of hours worked
- Notifying the Ministry of any changes to the training agreement, contract or personal information.
To train an apprentice, an employer/sponsor must:
- Have the capacity to provide apprenticeship training according to program requirements
- Possess the necessary equipment, materials, processes and facilities to support training and foster a professional learning environment
- Abide by the stipulated ratios for apprentices to journeypersons for the trade (when required), and
- Support the apprentice to attend the in-school training.
A Sponsor must meet all requirements to qualify.
An employer/sponsor is responsible for:
- providing quality training and supervision
- permitting apprentice to attend in-school training portion of apprenticeship
- adhering to relevant legislation (i.e., OCTAA)
- maintaining communication with ministry staff and OCOT
- ensuring that the apprentice is aware of his/her responsibilities.