Category Archives: Apprenticeship Information

Maclean’s Student Life Expo

Maclean’s Student Life Expo connects graduating high school students and their parents with university and college recruiters, career counsellors, volunteer opportunities, skilled trades, and numerous other pathway opportunities. Plus, one student will win $5,000 towards their tuition!

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Constitution Hall

When: October 28 and 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $10 per person, but guidance can request free tickets for students and parents. Speak to Mr. Stryker if you would like free tickets requested for you.

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Postsecondary Preparation Information Sheets

If you are planning to leave Madill at the end of this school year, and did not attend one of the information sessions in the library on September 16 or 17, take a look at these information sheets:

Apprenticeship Preparation for Fall 2016

College Preparation for Fall 2016

University Preparation for Fall 2016

Workplace Preparation for Fall 2016

Note: All grade 12’s will have an interview in guidance during semester one to help with postsecondary planning. Please be prepared for your interview with ideas and questions.

Grade 12’s 2015-2016

Will you be in grade 12 at Madill during the 2015-2016 school year? Would you like to receive text message notifications of important grade 12 events / information (postsecondary information sessions, scholarship opportunities, course add/drop dates, application tutorials, etc.)?

Sign up at https://www.remind.com/join/feguidance .

OSAP / Financial Information Presentation

All grade 12 students who will be attending an Ontario college or university next year are invited to attend an OSAP / financial planning presentation on Friday, May 2 at 12:30. If you wish to attend this information session, please sign the list in guidance. Spaces will be limited.

Huron Manufacturing Association Scholarship

Are You Apprenticing? Do You Know An Apprentice? $1,000 Scholarship Available

About the Scholarship
Four apprentices in the following skilled-trades will be awarded with a $1,000 scholarship at the Manufacturing Excellence Awards on November 14, 2013.
• Machinist
• Carpenter
• Electrician
• Plumber
• Welder
• Any other skilled trade
Consideration will be given to applicants working as an apprentice in Huron County or pursuing apprenticeship studies with the intent to work in Huron County, OYAP students are eligible to apply.

Eligibility
This is an equal opportunity scholarship. Both males and females are encouraged to apply.

Application Form
All applicants are required to complete the application form.
E-mail: cleeming@huroncounty.ca to request a copy of the application form, or get an application from co-op, the technical department or guidance.

Application Deadline
To be considered eligible an application must be received by the Huron Manufacturing Association at 57 Napier Street Goderich, ON, N7A 1W2 by 12:00p.m. September 30, 2013.

Sponsored by HMA and United Communities Credit Union

Grade 12 Postsecondary Pathways Information Sessions

All graduating students should attend one or more of the following information sessions (if not returning to Madill next year).

Monday, Sept. 9:

Period 1

1st half of period — College — All graduating students thinking of college for next year.
2nd half of period — Apprenticeship — All graduating students thinking of apprenticeship for next year.

Period 3

1st half of period – University — All graduating students thinking of university for next year.
2nd half of period – Workplace — All graduating students thinking of the workplace for next year.

Tuesday, Sept. 10:

Period 1

1st half of period — University — All graduating students thinking of university for next year.
2nd half of period –Workplace — All graduating students thinking of the workplace for next year.

Period 4

1st half of period – College – All graduating students thinking of college for next year.
2nd half of period – Apprenticeship – All graduating students thinking of apprenticeship for next year.

Note: Each destination is repeated. Choose one session, not both, for a specific destination.

Students will be called to the library by announcement. Please let your teacher know in advance that you will be attending, and choose the session that will interfere the least with your learning.

Grade 12 Postsecondary Information Sessions

Grade 12’s are encouraged to attend one or more postsecondary information sessions in the library.

Apprenticeship Information:

Monday, September 10, Period 2, Second Half of Period (wait for announcement)

or

Tuesday, September 11, Period 3, Second Half of Period (wait for announcement)

College Information:

Monday, September 10, Period 2, First Half of Period (wait for announcement)

or

Tuesday, September 11, Period 3, First Half of Period (wait for announcement)

University Information:

Monday, September 10, Period 1, First Half of Period (wait for announcement)

or

Tuesday, September 11, Period 4, First Half of Period (wait for announcement)

Workplace Information:

Monday, September 10, Period 1, Second Half of Period (wait for announcement)

or

Tuesday, September 11, Period 4, Second Half of Period (wait for announcement)

Postsecondary Information Sessions

All grade 12 students planning to graduate and leave Madill at the end of this school year should attend one or more of the following sessions:

Tuesday, September 12:

Period 1 — 1st half of the period, college bound grade 12’s
— 2nd half of the period, workplace bound grade 12’s

Period 3 — 1st half of the period, university bound grade 12’s
— 2nd half of the period, apprenticeship bound grade 12’s

Wednesday, September 13:

** for students who did not attend sessions on Tuesday**

Period 2 — 1st half of the period, university bound grade 12’s
— 2nd half of the period, apprenticeship bound grade 12’s

Period 4 — 1st half of the period, college bound grade 12’s
— 2nd half of the period, workplace bound grade 12’s

Student Summer Company Grant

The application for Summer Company, a grant program that helps young entrepreneurs, is available online.

http://www.ontariocanada.com/ontcan/1medt/smallbiz/en/sb_ye_summerco_en.jsp

Apprenticeship Preparation

Apprenticeship Preparation for Fall 2011

 1. Visits to Madill

– each year a representative of the Apprenticeship Training Board visits our school

– visits are posted on the “Post Secondary Visits” list in all home rooms and the guidance office; sign up in the white book in the guidance office to attend this seminar

2. Information about Apprenticeships

– there are pamphlets and booklets in the guidance office (for overnight loan or to read in the office)

– the most up-to-date and comprehensive information is available online

– each student who is planning to apply for an apprenticeship will have an interview with a guidance counsellor this fall, come prepared with your questions

3. Coop and OYAP

– if you are currently taking coop or will be taking coop in semester 2, ask your teacher about the possibility of OYAP, if you are cooping in an apprenticeable trade

– OYAP (Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program) is a way to get high school credits and hours toward your apprenticeship at the same time

4. Preparation for an Apprenticeship

– if you plan to apprentice for a trade, you will need to find an employer who is a fully qualified tradesman(journeyman) who is willing to hire you as an apprentice

– for most apprenticeship positions, you must complete your OSSD which includes 30 credits, 40 hours of Community Involvement and successful completion of the Literacy Requirement; it is important that you complete the 40 hours and hand the sheet in to the guidance office early in your final year at Madill so that you will be eligible for an OSSD in June 2011

– in addition to completing diploma requirements, you will need to update your resume and develop a cover letter for your employer search

5. Applying for an Apprenticeship

– searching for an apprenticeship requires hard work and determination

– “word of mouth” is a good way to hear about a possible job, networking from a part- time job or a coop job is also useful, check the “classified” section of the newspaper in the town/city where you would like to find a job, go to the local employment office (Wingham Centre for Employment and Learning is located at 152 Josephine Street, 519-357-4995, www.herc.on.ca)

6. You’ve Found an Employer!

– once you have found an employer, you will need to register with the nearest apprenticeship board

– closest one to Wingham is Waterloo at 519-571-6009

– more information can be found at the Training Hotline 1-888-JOBGROW

7. Apprenticeship and College

– most apprentices go to college for part of their education

– you do not need to apply to college for this training; your training consultant that you have registered with will arrange for you to go to the nearest college for the in-school portion of your training

8. What do I do if I can’t find an employer?

– some people decide to look for work as a laborer in the field or with the employer they are interested in with the hope that this will make them more desirable as an apprentice in a year or so; some employers hire apprentices only from current employees not new hires

– some people decide to go to college and take a 1, 2 or 3 year college certificate/diploma program in their field of interest to become more desirable as an apprentice (this requires application to college); Conestoga College and Fanshawe College offer a 1 year pre-technology course and some college (Conestoga and Fanshawe are two) also offer multi-year coop diploma apprenticeship programs

– if you cannot find an employer, ask prospective employers, the training board consultant and the HERC counsellors, what would improve your chances of being hired as an apprentice

9. Financial Assistance

– apprentices “earn while they learn”; that is one of the key elements of an apprenticeship

– some loans are available for the purchase of tools needed for the trade; check with your training consultant

10. Preparing to Leave Secondary School

– fill in the purple Commencement Awards form and hand in to the guidance office before leaving for the summer (not all awards are for university and college bound students and not all are based on marks)

– rent your gown for commencement in late May or June ($15); if you wait to rent your gown in August or as late as the evening of commencement the cost will be $20 and there is no guarantee of size or availability.