Apprenticeship Enhancement Fund (AEF)
The vision of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (the Ministry) is to have the most educated and highly skilled workforce to build the province’s competitive advantage and quality of life.
Through the AEF, the Ministry recognizes the need for Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology - Training Delivery Agencies (TDAs) and non-college TDAs to update their equipment and facilities in order to deliver relevant, high-quality training in support of Ontario’s workplace-based apprenticeship programs. This will ensure that TDA training facilities can meet the evolving needs of the workplace with innovative technology that increases training capacity, upgrades the skills of Ontario’s skilled trades’ workforce and ensures an adequate supply of skilled journeypersons is available to meet demand and growth. Enhancing the apprenticeship system is essential to increasing the number of certified tradespersons Ontario needs to compete in today’s economy.
As a Training Delivery Agency, Canadore College has received funding through AEF that has supported:
- Alterations and renovations to existing facilities to improve the condition and efficiency of apprenticeship instruction
- Replacement of existing equipment to meet industry standards and support growth in apprenticeship enrolment and completions
- Purchase of new equipment to support training capacity growth
- Purchase of new equipment result in program delivery efficiencies
- Improvements to remove accessibility barriers
This program is funded by the Government of Ontario
Canadore College delivers the Royal Canadian Air Cadet - Advanced Aviation Technology summer programs. One hundred and twenty Royal Canadian Air Cadets from across Canada participate in these programs where they receive a certificate of achievement from the Canadian Forces after completing 142 hours of instruction in the Advanced Aviation Technology - Aircraft Maintenance and Airport Operations programs.
Comprehensive training includes courses in airport safety, air traffic control, ground services, and meteorology to name a few, and is delivered six days a week for eight hours each day.
The Cadets, aged 12 to 18, begin their training in early July with graduation held in mid-August. Hundreds of applications are received from squadrons across Canada each year for this prestigious training. Applicants compete for the coveted spots based on academic merit, essays, community service and interviews with the Cadet program.
For more about this program click here.
Prepare to train as an apprentice in a skilled trade. If you are interested in working in a trade but don’t have the skills or experience to get a job as an apprentice, you can apply for this training. The training goes for up to 52 weeks and starts at different times throughout the year. You can receive:
- Safety training for skilled trades
- Training to improve your academic skills
- Basic level apprenticeship in-school training
Pre-apprenticeship training also includes a work placement for eight to 12 weeks. Learn more
eCampusOntario.ca is the primary face of the Ontario Online Learning Consortium (OOLC), a not-for-profit corporation whose membership is composed of all publicly-funded colleges and universities in Ontario The OOLC is governed by a Board of Directors with leadership from two Board Chairs. Operations are headed by an Executive Director. Funding for OOLC and the eCampusOntario initiative comes from the Government of Ontario.
School College Work Initiative
Students who may need learning opportunities outside of high school and who would benefit from a college or apprenticeship experience to complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.