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.
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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
2600 Sheridan Garden Dr.
Contact: Scott Woo
Marble, Tile & Terrazzo Training School
30 Capstan Gate, Units 4 & 5
Contact: Robert Roppa
Ontario Masonry Training Centre
360 Superior Blvd.
Contact: Tim Maxson
I.U.P.A.T. District Council 46 (Locals 557 Painters, 1819 Glaziers, 1891 Tapers)132 Toro Rd.
North York, ON
Contact: Brian Gingras
Sprinkler Fitters Local 85360 Shields Crt.
Contact: Steve Steele
Operating Engineers Local 793 Crane Operator – Oakville Campus2245 Speers Rd.
Contact: Joe Dowdall
Refrigeration Local 787419 Deerhurst Dr.
Contact: Gino Difebo
Ironworkers Local 721909 Kipling Ave.
Contact: Clint Knowlton
LIUNA Local 5061600 Major Mackenzie Dr. East Richmond Hill, ON
Contact: Ted Gedney
IBEW Local 353 West End Training Centre3185 Orlando Dr.
Contact: Susan Boorman
Boilermakers Local 1281035 Sutton Dr.
Contact: Chris Peddle