After months of planning and preparing for its launch, the Upper Canada District School Board is thrilled to officially open registration for the Level 1 Commercial Vehicle and Equipment Apprenticeship Program.
Set to launch for October 2021, this high-value training program will build on the existing adult education opportunities established by the UCDSB at the Kemptville Campus, primarily through the TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education, and address a growing local and provincial need for skilled trades workers.
The Level 1 Commercial Vehicle and Equipment Apprenticeship Program provides individuals the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge through in-class learning and practical experiences specific to three motive power trades: Agricultural Equipment Technician, Heavy Duty Equipment Technician, and Truck and Coach Technician.
This program is available to qualified students enrolled in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) or individuals who are working toward completing their Ontario Secondary School Diploma and interested in completing a co-op or enrolling in OYAP.
The UCDSB is leading the program’s creation and delivery that will involve, and ultimately serve, four regional public school boards. The program has a 20-student maximum capacity, allowing for both in-class and practical experience tailored to support the student learning experience.
“We’re so excited to launch registration for this program and welcome students this October,” says TR Leger School Principal Sandy McInnes. “The students are going to have the opportunity to move forward in their career and we’re proud to have this program come to the community, especially as we know we’re also helping to train individuals and meet an industry need.”
To learn more about the Level 1 Commercial Vehicle and Equipment Apprenticeship Program, or to apply, please visit the TR Leger School Website.