Supplementary Training Courses
These Supplementary Training Courses (STC) are a mandatory component of the JAC Program. These courses and their content have been developed with the support of the ‘Council’, GTECA, your employer and by LU353 Red Seal Trade practicing Journeypersons. The purpose of 'Supplementary Training Courses' is to prepare you for Trade School and expose you to specific topics/content important to you at that particular stage of your apprenticeship.
This collection of STC courses will take 13 weeks to complete. You will attended on alternate Saturdays. Your Employer will be notified once you are registered so you will not have to work on those Saturdays. The dates, times and locations will be outlined prior to registration. You will attend this program before you will be scheduled to attend Basic Trade School. Your employer pays for this STC program and will be informed if you fail to attend.
Safety Courses introduced during this program are Hoisting and Rigging, Accident Investigation, Live Apparatus, Tag and lock Off, Confined Spaces
Textbooks and/or required materials will be provided by the JAC. There will be some textbooks that will need to be purchased from the JAC. The apprentice is required to attend class on time with pens, pencils and a notebook, as well as tools and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.
Consists of 4 separate courses; Code (2 Saturdays), Motor Control (4 Saturdays), Prints (4 Saturdays), and Electronics (4 Saturdays). Your Employer will be notified once you are registered so you will not have to work on those Saturdays. The dates, times and locations will be outlined prior to registration. You are required to successfully complete this program before you will be scheduled for Intermediate Trade School.
100% attendance is required for Second Semester. If you miss one Saturday you are not allowed to return and complete that class.
Workbooks and/or required materials will be provided by the JAC. There will be some textbooks that will need to be purchased online through registration. The apprentice is required to attend on time with pens, pencils, a notebook, as well as tools and appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.
The apprentice is required to complete 60 hours of training during this period. Courses are chosen by the apprentice. They can be any courses offered by the Education Department of LU353. The 11th week Pre-Exam course offered at Advanced Trade School and Pre-Exam courses offered by an independent provider are also acceptable. Once the course(s) is completed the apprentice will provide verification to the JAC that they have successfully completed the required hours in order for hours to be credited.