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Apprenticeship Overview

  • Initially, there is a 2000-hour Pre-apprenticeship that individuals will work as Cable Installers.

  • The duration of the apprenticeship is 4600 hours and takes approximately three (3) years to complete.

  • 90% of training is done on-the-job while under the supervision of a Journeyperson Technician.

  • 10% of learning is done through attending two (2) levels of Trade School – Basic (10 weeks) & Advanced (10 weeks).

  • The program also requires attendance to mandatory Safety and Supplementary Training Classes (STC) on some evenings and Saturdays.

  • Apprentices are assigned an advisor who will guide them through their apprenticeship.

  • Apprentices work for a member company of the Greater Toronto Electrical Contractors Association (Greater Toronto ECA).

  • Apprentices are dispatched by the IBEW Local Union 353 (IBEW LU 353).

  • The geographical area covered is from Lake Ontario north to Parry Sound, and from Trenton in the east to Oakville in the west. An employer could send an apprentice to a jobsite anywhere within this area. 

  • Apprentices are required to provide their own transportation to the jobsite. Most work days begin at 7 a.m.

    To view the training standards for a Network Cabling Specialist 631A, click here:
    Network Cabling Specialist 631A Training Standards

    NETWORK CABLING SPECIALIST PAMPHLET

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