Free Tuition – Boating Ontario Pre-Apprentice Program

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Mar 21, 2017

The Boating Ontario association in Partnership with Georgian College (Midland Campus) is offering a Pre-Apprenticeship Marine Engine Technician program. Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Educations and Skills Development, this FREE 35-week program provides students with upgrading in apprenticeship math, communications, shop skills and the in-school requirement for Level One Marine Engine Technicians.

Students that successfully complete the academic portion of the program are required to complete a 12-week paid placement that will start September 5, 2017.

Do you know someone who is a good candidate for the program? Marine industry employers you can direct potential participants for the Pre-Apprenticeship program to Boating Ontario for consideration. Successful students can return to that operation to complete their placement and start their career in the industry.

Students will complete the Level One Marine Engine Technician in-school training component on September 5, 2017.

Successful students will then be available to employers to complete a 12-week paid placement which includes a $162.50/week subsidy for employers. This subsidy is an incentive for employers to consider these students for an apprenticeship position within their organization. The subsidy is paid out to employers at the end of the 12-week placement.
Employers that choose to employ a student after the required placement should register them as a Marine Engine Technician with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. Upon registration, students will receive credit for completing their Level One in school training and may receive credit for time spent on the job while completing their placement.

The Level One Marine Technician Program consists of 240 hours of theory and practical education on:

• Safe Working Practices and Techniques

• Work Practices and Procedures

• Electrical and Electronic Systems
• Fuel Systems

• Engine Systems

• Braking, Transmission and Auxiliary Drive System

For more information, contact: 
Boating Ontario Association – Cynthia Hodgson, Marketing Manager, 1-888-547-6662

Georgian College – Denyse Wigglesworth, Coordinator, 705-526-3666 ext. 3707



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