In an increasingly digital world, students are constantly being pushed toward post-secondary choices, with very little emphasis being placed on apprenticeship opportunities.
No matter how far the technology of the future will reach, there will always be a need for physical infrastructure and those who are trained to build and maintain it. An apprenticeship in the skilled trades offers a path to a lucrative and secure career. Individuals get to “earn while they learn” while participating in on-the-job training and in-class teaching.
That being said, the apprenticeship process can be confusing to navigate. Support Ontario Youth (SOY) steps into this space, providing guidance and assistance throughout the process.
SOY is a registered charity working with current and future apprentices, employers, and industry stakeholders to provide support in streamlining the apprenticeship pathway in Ontario. SOY’s mandate is to advocate for the apprentice and help support them in their career in the skilled trades.
Since 2018, SOY has registered over 400 apprentices, awarded over 70 scholarships, and continues to support over 200 employers with a passionate interest in apprenticeship training. By working with progressive employers, and the industry, we’re able to help create, and support more opportunities for skilled trade work and apprenticeships in Ontario.
Related Topics: Apprenticeship Opportunities Pre-apprenticeship Skills Development Skilled Trades Support Ontario Youth
This Employment Ontario Program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.