How to Become an Apprentice?
To become an apprentice, you first need an employer who agrees to provide you with on-the-job training and allow you to attend the classroom portion of your apprenticeship program. You and your employer will enter into an agreement that must be registered with your provincial or territorial apprenticeship authority.
Employers can be identified through networking, job fairs, advertisements and job banks. It is also a good idea to approach RV dealers in your area and ask about opportunities to apprentice with them. Your employer must officially register you as an apprentice in the RV service technician trade with the provincial/territorial apprenticeship authority.
Academic requirements vary by trade and province/territory, though Grade 12 is recommended for most. The Ellis Chart outlines educational requirements for a variety of trades and jurisdictions.
Apprenticeship in Quebec
In Quebec, classroom training is taken first at a CEGEP, college or training institution and is followed by on-the-job training with an employer. For the rest of Canada, apprentices start with on-the-job training, followed by short periods of in-class technical training as the apprenticeship progresses.
Contact your Province or Territory to learn more about the steps you and your employer need to follow to get you registered as an apprentice.