Apprenticeship Process



What it means to sponsor an apprentice


When you hire on an apprentice you are committing to train and develop them into a tradesperson. In return, the apprentice will be completing projects, tasks and jobs that are critical to the success of your business.

As the sponsor, you will be responsible for:

  • Training the apprentice under the supervision of a certified tradesperson or an employee with Sign-Off Authority
  • Registering the apprentice and your organization
  • Tracking and reporting the apprentice’s work based training hours
  • Allowing the apprentice time off to attend school, typically 8 weeks
  • Evaluating and recommending the apprentice for certification

About 80% of an apprenticeship is completed on the job under the guidance and supervision of a certified tradesperson. Apprentices may be shared among other certified tradespeople at different worksites in order to meet the full scope of the trade’s training requirements.