TRADE SCHOOL NEWS

In acknowledgement of costs incurred by apprentices for trade school attendance, the Greater Toronto Electrical Contractors Association in concert with the Joint Apprenticeship Council established a program to help offset those costs.

Effective May 1, 2010 eligible apprentices will receive:

$200 bursary to cover out-of-pocket expenses per term of trade school for each apprentice upon successful completion.

*A bursary claim form must be submitted with your transcript after trade school is complete.

Effective May 1, 2010, the JAC will pay the tuition for each term of trade school for each apprentice. Apprentices who must repeat a term or specific class of trade school are not eligible.

*Apprentices scheduled directly by the Ministry must contact their counsellor for reimbursement details.

The JAC has also established a library of a few textbooks used by apprentices at trade school. Apprentices that are interested in borrowing the books should contact their counsellor.

Available books for loan:

*Delmar’s Standard Textbook of Electricity
*Industrial Control Electronics
*Industrial Motor Control

Effective May 1, 2010 an incentive program for successful completion of the Certificate of Qualification (CofQ) exam was created by the Greater Toronto Electrical Contractors Association in concert with the Joint Apprenticeship Council.

$500 award for each apprentice who successfully completes the Red Seal examination upon the completion of apprenticeship and JAC requirements. Apprentices who must repeat the examination are not eligible.
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Apprenticeship Incentive Grant
Please refer to the website for the application process and requirements, along with the application form.
http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca

Reminders: Please note that the JAC will no longer accept personal cheques as a method to pay for trade school or text books.

Please send in a copy of your Trade School results to the JAC. Fax to: 905-882-9757