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Apprenticeship Trades

Northern Lakes College has close ties with industry partners allowing us to align skills and knowledge taught with what employers need. We take the extra step to provide valuable technical trades training.

Not sure where to start in your trades’ career? See the Trade Pathways document to help you determine where to begin.  

Program Dates


Carpenter Apprenticeship First Period: October 1, 2024 – November 22, 2024
Carpenter Apprenticeship Second Period: January 6, 2025 – February 28, 2025
Carpenter Apprenticeship Third Period: March 10, 2025 – May 2, 2025
Carpenter Apprenticeship Fourth Period: May 5, 2025 – June 27, 2025

Electrician Apprenticeship First Period: October 28, 2024 - December 20, 2024
Electrician Apprenticeship Second Period: September 3, 2024 - October 25, 2024
Electrician Apprenticeship Third Period: January 20, 2025 - March 14, 2025
Electrician Apprenticeship Fourth Period: March 31, 2025 - June 20, 2025

Welder Apprenticeship First Period: October 1, 2024 – November 22, 2024
Welder Apprenticeship Second Period: March 10, 2025 – May 2, 2025
Welder Apprenticeship Third Period: May 5, 2025 – June 27, 2025

Delivery Methods Explained


Face-to-Face: Courses where the instructor and the students are interacting at the same time, at the same physical location. 

NLC LIVE Online™: Scheduled classes online, where students log in to a program (Blackboard Collaborate™) with instructors and peers on the same day, at the same time.

NLC Anytime, Anywhere: Courses where you do not have scheduled classes, but where you log in to a program online (Moodle) at any time and do your work. 

Blended: Courses where you have a combination of face-to-face and online (NLC Anytime, Anywhere and/or NLC LIVE Online).

Dual Credit: Students in high school can experience College programs while earning post-secondary credits.

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Apprenticeship Service Grant

This hiring incentive program aims to help mediate the labour shortage in the construction and manufacturing trades and to assist both employer and apprentice to succeed in the beginning of an apprenticeship.

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Explore our Apprenticeship Trades programs

Carpenter Apprenticeship

Carpenter Apprenticeship

The carpentry trade can be a stepping-stone to unlimited possibilities. Carpenters play a vital role and are involved in every phase of the construction cycle. Get on board!

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Electrician Apprenticeship

Electrician Apprenticeship

If a voltage meter, channel locks, and needle-nose pliers are tools you would like to master, then electrical trade is for you. Electricians specialize in many areas, including solar energy!

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Welder Apprenticeship

Welder Apprenticeship

Welders have a wide variety of careers! They specialize in the joining of metal components, working in commercial, institutional, and industrial settings.

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