There is no cost for registration. There is also no cost for the technical assistance that our representatives provide. We offer technical assistance for:
Program design (Each occupational title has a standard training outline that we give you.)
Submitting the application
As a sponsor, you must also provide the apprentice's required classroom-related training. Staff from the Departments of Labor and Education will help with these arrangements. The employer usually bears the cost of this related instruction. However, the cost is offset by the starting wage of an apprentice, usually at a rate of about 40% of the skilled worker rate.
Registered Employers in the construction field who have been awarded Public Work contracts may pay apprentices the apprentice prevailing rate. This is another substantial cost savings.
You are in control of the apprentice selection process. Your apprentices are your employees, so you set the standard of minimum qualifications. You can choose to award credit for prior education and experience to potential candidates.
You can choose to train as many apprentices as your business will allow. However, you must continue to meet the ratio of skilled workers to apprentices*. This is to ensure the highest level of safety of the apprentices and quality of the training.