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General Apprenticeship Information

Eligible students are determined by Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT). See Trade Secrets Alberta for more details. You must meet the entrance requirements for:

  • your specific trade,
  • be indentured by an employer,
  • be eligible to attend the training sessions

Apprentices are generally already working in the field while at the same time enrolled into a post-secondary education program. They receive on-the-job training from a certified journeyman or qualified individual (approximately 80% of time spent) and technical training at an approved technical training institution (approximately 20% of time spent). An apprenticeship can be anywhere from one year up to four years depending on the trade you have chosen. 

Throughout your learning time and in order to advance your skillset, apprentices are required to successfully complete:

  • The technical training period,
  • The industry examination(s),
  • Successfully complete the hours and months of on-the-job training (Each apprenticeship program has its own requirements)

Trade Entrance Requirements - PDF