Journey to Apprenticeship

With all of the changes going on in apprenticeship and the need for skilled trades, the Workforce Planning Board created training modules for front-line staff across our community. This is how Journey to Apprenticeship was born.

An in-house apprenticeship expert can use these modules to train and support staff.

The Workforce Planning Board  also offers training to local organizations to create an in-house expert. If you have any questions around the training material or want to have someone come into to train your expert, contact

Journey to Apprenticeship was created in partnership with the Grand Erie District School Board, Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program.


Training Presentation

This presentation is for staff training. The training is in 4 modules: Introduction to Apprenticeship, Getting Started, Getting the Job, Sponsor Found: Now What?  These modules can be delivered as a one-day session, in lunch and learn or team meeting situations or can be used for individual staff training.

First page of Training Presentation with Journey to Apprenticeship logo

Trainer Manual

The trainer manual contains extra information and notes for the trainer to use during the delivery. Each slide has its own notes that a trainer can use. There are also extra resources as well as videos and an activity in the manual.

First Page of Trainer Manual which links to Manual

Resource Guide

Experts and staff can use the Resource Guide when they have apprenticeship questions not covered in the presentation. The guide also contains extra resources for each of the presentation’s topics. We encourage everyone to make this link one of their favourites.

First Page of Resource Guide which links to Guide

The Future of Skilled Trades – September 2018

The Future of Skilled Trades in Grand Erie, Journey to Apprenticeship document has been updated. This resource includes stats and information from a variety of sources, such as the 2017-2018 Labour Market Plan, Outlook 2021, Employment Ontario apprenticeship data, Vicinity Jobs and the EmployerOne survey to list a few!

Combined, this document provides an overview of Grand Erie’s Skilled Trades employment trends, educational and training requirements from local, provincial and federal sources.

First Page of Future of Skilled Trades which links to Doc