What are the Employer’s Responsibilities?
Employer Responsibilities For Training
- Ensure your apprentices have workplace knowledge and the proper equipment to work safely
- Ensure your apprentices are clear on who the certified tradesperson responsible for their training is
- Plan each segment of the work-based learning to cover the full scope of the trade’s training requirements
- Help your apprentice register for each period of their training program, if not already handled by the training institution. Classes for the Recreation Vehicle Service Technician apprenticeship program are typically held between September and April.
- Encourage your apprentices to register with the training provider early as classes fill up quickly and, if applicable, apply for employment insurance at least six weeks prior to the commencement of class.
- The apprentices return to your worksite from the classroom ready to contribute more skills and knowledge to your business. Review your training plan with the apprentices and determine the new trade skills that will become part of the work-based hours going forward. Once your apprentices have completed the work-based training hours, classroom training and any other apprenticeship requirements, you recommend them for certification.
Employer Responsibilities for Certification
- The apprenticeship authority will send you a Recommendation for Certification (RFC). By completing this form you and the supervising certified tradesperson are attesting that the apprentice is now working at the skill and competency level of a certified tradesperson.
- Upon successful passing of all exams, the apprenticeship authority will send you the Certificate of Apprenticeship and the Certificate of Qualification.
- Present these certificates to your apprentice