Apprenticeship In-school Training
2020-2021 Online Registration for Apprenticeship In-school Training
Due to COVID-19 and after consultation with Holland College and public health officials, apprenticeship technical training classes for 2020-2021 will be delivered through a Blended Learning model. Blended learning means that course content will be delivered partly distance (online) and partly in class. The online portion may include some scheduled real-time classes using a virtual classroom application, which provides the opportunity for apprentices to listen to instructor explanations, discuss topics with classmates, ask questions, and receive immediate feedback. There will be opportunities for apprentices to work on their own at home and they will be able to communicate with instructors by email and phone. Depending on the trade, the required practical component (shop time: 1 to 2 days per week) will be delivered on-site at the training location following physical distancing guidelines.
Apprenticeship training will remain full-time and apprentices will continue to receive all applicable funding supports (must be EI eligible) while in training. We understand that this form of learning may be new to many apprentices but Apprenticeship and Holland College remain committed to working with apprentices to ensure quality training.
Apprentices should have access to a modern desktop PC or a laptop. A tablet may be used if necessary. Apprentices will need access to the internet.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Apprenticeship at (902) 368-4460 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
What can I expect when I attend in-school training at Holland College this year?
Block Release and Certification Exams
The examination protocol has been approved by the office of the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO).
If you are registered PEI Apprentice, you must complete periods of in-school training and pass progress exams to complete the program and qualify to write the Red Seal Exam.
When is in-school training offered and how can I apply?
Four weeks before your training starts, you will receive training information from the Apprenticeship Section. Read the information carefully. Complete and return the required forms to SkillsPEI.
Am I eligible to have training costs covered?
If you are eligible for Employment Insurance, your tuition for apprenticeship in-school training is fully subsidized through SkillsPEI. You may also be eligible for travel costs. You will have to pay the cost for code books.
How long is in-school training?
In-school training is typically five to ten weeks of classroom training for each level of apprenticeship. Each trade has different weeks required.
Do I have to leave my job to attend in-school training?
Yes, your employer will release you to attend in-school training and allow you to return to work following the training.
Are there any loans available to help apprentices while in block release training?
The Canada Apprentice Loan is an initiative of the Government of Canada to help you complete your apprenticeship in a designated Red Seal trade.
Starting in January 2015, you can apply for up to $4,000 in interest-free loans per period of technical training. The money will be available to you to help pay for tuition, tools, equipment and living expenses, to cover forgone wages or to help support your family.
Visit the Government of Canada page on the Canada Apprentice Loan (CAL) [external link] for more information.
Who can I contact for more information about in-school training?
Charlottetown Apprenticeship Office
Atlantic Technology Centre
Suite 212, 176 Great George Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 368-4460
Fax: (902) 368-6144
Summerside Apprenticeship Office
Access PEI Summerside
120 Heather Moyse Drive
PO Box 2063
Summerside, PE C1N 5L2
Telephone: (902) 888-8034
Fax: (902) 438-4096