Adult Training and Skills Development organizations offer programs that help people prepare to “hit the ground running” when they register for an apprenticeship.
We also offer programs to current apprentices who may need some support through their training. We can even help people prepare to write the Certificate of Qualification (C of Q).
Free, personalized training that you can start right away, both online or in person – what could be easier?
Pre-Apprenticeship – Where to Start
Whether you want training or a refresher, we can design pre-apprenticeship training for you so you are ready to complete your apprenticeship successfully.
We can help you identify the strengths you already have for the trade you want to work in.
We can also help you identify any areas you may want to upgrade or refresh before starting out in a trade.
Some trades even have a ‘trade specific’ assessment. This will help you see what is needed for success in the trade you are thinking about entering.
Computer Skills: You may be interested in gaining computer skills so you are ready to do the in-class part of your training. You may be interested in learning to use tablets that many employers will ask you to use on the job. You might be interested in learning about apps since many trades use apps now. See our post Computers and the Skilled Trades.
Communication: You might be thinking about building on the communication skills you will need for success both in class and on the job.
Math: Many trades rely on various levels of math. If it has been a while since you have taken a math course, perhaps a refresher will help sharpen your skills so trades specific math will be less of a challenge. See our post Math and the Skilled Trades.
Soft Skills: Employers tell us they want employees with skills like problem solving, time management, teamwork, organization and customer service. We can help you sharpen these skills so you can add them to your resume. This will help you catch the attention of an employer.
You will also gain strategies that will help you handle the challenging tasks you may face in class and on the job.
Whatever it is you need to prepare for success in the skilled trades, we can support you in gaining the base skills you will need.
For Current Apprentices
Adult Training and Skills Development organizations also help people who are currently working in a trade or registered as an apprentice but need a bit of extra support in areas such as math, communication, computer skills or soft skills.
As mentioned, we can also help you prepare to write your Certificate of Qualification (CofQ).
Who to Contact?
For more information you can contact any of the programs in your area.
City of Kawartha Lakes Programs
You can also download a flyer:
KAWARTHA LAKES Flyer
If you would like more information contact Carrie at or call (705) 313-4385.