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Easy transition from school to trade with Confederation College program

By Chloe Hannan Jun 3, 2024 | 1:40 PM

The Mechanical Engineering Technician Program at Confederation College now includes apprenticeships.

This will allow students to gain trade skills and workplace requirements.

Academic records will be sent to the student’s apprenticeship, which fulfills the education requirement and allows them to enter the workforce to complete training.

In the two-year Mechanical Engineering Technician diploma, students can achieve Millwright levels 1 to 3.

The Dean of Engineering, John Kantola says that this is an important program.

“The embedded apprenticeship levels within our Mechanical Engineering Program provide a direct benefit to students and employers by reducing the time between education and skilled work. Our graduates leave with theoretical knowledge and a part of their apprenticeship completed, which is a strong incentive in today’s competitive job market,” said Kantola.

The training includes the completion of Levels 1, 2 & 3 of the Curriculum Training Standard. This benefits employers by eliminating the need for apprentices to leave for traditional educational blocks.

Apprentices must still obtain 3-4 years of on-the-job experience to complete the Apprenticeship Training Standards. Then they can schedule their Certificate of Qualification exam.