Every year, hundreds of young men and women enter the skilled trades.
They become part of a training system that has been in place for centuries – apprenticeship.

Click Here To Read More.

The approach of combining hands-on experience and mentoring by skilled tradespeople is still as valid today as it was at the start of the last millennium.

Joint Apprenticeship Committees (JAC) strive to develop a complete training agenda for the construction industry in trades that start with the excavation of the site and continue until the final coat of paint. We have built on a commitment from unionized contractors to support apprenticeship both on the job and in state of the art training centres.

Currently, $40 million per year is spent on apprenticeship training and journey person upgrading in Ontario. There are 95 joint labour/management training centres across the province, representing $260 million worth of training infrastructure. A key element in the success of the COBT is a network of training centres located throughout the GTA. They are unique in the fact that they are funded in large part by an hourly contribution by the working members and union contractors.

The COBT and our affiliates – helping train tomorrow’s workforce today.

Ontario Sheet Metal Workers
Training Centre

2600 Sheridan Garden Dr.
Oakville, ON
L6L 7R2
Tel: 905-829-5655
Fax: 905-829-8551
Contact: Scott Woo

Marble, Tile & Terrazzo Training School

30 Capstan Gate, Units 4 & 5
Concord, ON
L4K 3E8
Tel: 905-660-5094
Fax: 905-660-5706
Contact: Robert Roppa

Ontario Masonry Training Centre

360 Superior Blvd.
Mississauga, ON
L5T 2N7
Tel: 905-564-6622
Fax: 905-564-5744
Contact: Tim Maxson

I.U.P.A.T. District Council 46 (Locals 557 Painters, 1819 Glaziers, 1891 Tapers)

132 Toro Rd.
North York, ON
M3J 3M9
Tel: 416-630-9604
Fax: 416-630-3400
Contact: Brian Gingras


166 Newkirk Rd., Unit 5
Richmond Hill, ON
L4C 3G7
Tel: 905-944-0110
Fax: 905-944-1065
Contact: Trevor Weir

Sprinkler Fitters Local 853

60 Shields Crt.
Markham, ON
L3R 9T5
Tel: 905-477-6022
Fax: 905-498-5141
Contact: Steve Steele

Operating Engineers Local 793 Crane Operator – Oakville Campus

2245 Speers Rd.
Oakville, ON
L6L 6X8
Tel: 905-469-9299
Fax: 905-469-3007
Contact: Joe Dowdall

Refrigeration Local 787

419 Deerhurst Dr.
Brampton, ON
L6T 5K3
Tel: 905-790-1019
Fax: 905-790-1022
Contact: Gino Difebo

Ironworkers Local 721

909 Kipling Ave.
Etobicoke, ON
M8Z 5M3
Tel: 416-236-4026
Fax: 416-232-9565
Contact: Clint Knowlton

LIUNA Local 506

1600 Major Mackenzie Dr. East Richmond Hill, ON
L4S 1P4
Tel: 905-883-4268
Fax: 905-883-4894
Contact: Ted Gedney

IBEW Local 353 West End Training Centre

3185 Orlando Dr.
Mississauga, ON
L4V 1C5
Tel: 416-510-3530
Fax: 416-510-3531
Contact: Susan Boorman

Boilermakers Local 128

1035 Sutton Dr.
Burlington, ON
Tel: 905-332-8109
Fax: 905-332-1094
Contact: Chris Peddle