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Plumbing Apprenticeship Period 2

Starts Sept. 1

This blended learning program offers 2nd Year Plumbing Apprenticeship in 16 weeks (instead of 8): 12 weeks theory (entirely online) and 4 weeks shop/lab time.

HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?

By working through your program this way, you will be applying the theory concepts to the shop and lab exercises. This will allow you to see that the concepts you are studying actually work.
In addition, coming to Keyano for only 4 weeks allows you to link the theory with the shops and labs and puts you in direct interactive contact with your instructors and other students.

  • You must complete all of the module information
  • You must complete all of the labs required at Keyano College Polytechnic

To register go HERE.

 

So what is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is post-secondary education with a slight deviation from the normal experience.  Apprenticeship begins with finding an employer.  Employers hire apprentices and enter into an Apprenticeship Agreement to support and tutor the apprentice while working towards their Journeyperson status.

Approximately 80% of an apprentice's time is spent on the job under the tutelage of a certified journeyperson.  The other 20% involved attending technical training at their technical training provider of choice - such as Keyano College.  To become certified journeypersons, apprentices must learn theory and skills, and they must pass examinations.

Requirements for certification; including the content and delivery of technical training are developed and updated by the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board.  The term of a carpentry apprenticeship is four years (four 12 month periods) that include a minimum of 1,360 hours of on-the-job training and eight weeks of technical training each year.