Apprenticeship and Industry Training

Apprenticeship and industry training is a different type of post-secondary education than other certificate, diploma or degree programs. That’s because a big part of your learning is actually done as an employee while earning a salary.

Together with the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board and representatives of industry, the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Sector

  • develops standards for your training and certification
  • makes arrangements with high-quality training providers across Alberta for your technical training


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Apprenticeship Training

As an apprentice with the goal of becoming a skilled tradesperson, you will learn a trade through a combination of

Your apprenticeship begins with choosing a trade and finding an employer willing to hire you as an apprentice. From day one, you earn a wage for your time on the job.

When you complete your on-the-job and technical training, you graduate as a certified tradesperson and receive an Alberta Journeyman Certificate, which proves that you meet Alberta's high industry standards.

Occupational Training

If you are working in one of Alberta's designated occupations and have reached a certain level of skill, you can apply for an occupational certificate. This offers proof that you meet provincial and industry standards for competency in that occupation. 

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