Apprenticeship In-school Training
2021-2022 Online Registration for Apprenticeship In-school Training
Mandatory Vaccination Policy for Apprentices Attending Holland College
Mandatory Vaccination Requirement for Holland College
Holland College, in consultation with the Chief Public Health Office and college and university colleagues across the region, has determined a mandatory vaccination policy is the best way to ensure that our programs can be delivered face-to-face, minimize disruption of classes, and protect the safety of the Holland College community. Holland College requires mandatory full vaccination of all staff, faculty, and students.
Apprentices participating in block release training at Holland College must be fully vaccinated prior to starting their on-campus training. The Summerside Waterfront Campus already hosts a provincial vaccination clinic and accepts walk-in clients without appointments. Follow-up clinics will be scheduled if required.
Exemptions to mandatory vaccination will be granted for medical, religious, or cultural reasons only. Those who are exempt will be tested weekly and will be required to wear masks at all times when they are in a Holland College location. We continue to encourage wearing masks for everyone in Holland College locations who prefer to do so, but they will not be mandatory for fully vaccinated staff, faculty, and students. Please be aware that proof of full vaccination may be required.
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