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Block Release Training

In-School Apprenticeship Training is Post-Secondary Education!!!
  • There have been some important changes to PEI Apprenticeship Training Under the Atlantic Apprenticeship Harmonization Project (AAHP). Before signing up for apprenticeship training, please read these changes to make sure you understand how they may affect your apprenticeship and block release training. The information will be updated as changes occur. Click here for more details.
  • The new schedule for the 2016-2017 training year will be available after August 1, 2016, please check the site again to register at that time.
  • A printable block release form for the 2016-2017 training year will be available after August 1, 2016 when the new training schedule is ready.
  • The online block release form for the 2016-2017 training year will be available after August 1, 2016 when the new training schedule is ready.
  • Calculators (Casio FX-260) will be supplied for all apprenticeship exams. Click here for more details


Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Are there any tuition fees or text book costs for in-school training?
  2. Do I have to leave my place of work to attend technical training sessions at a college or trade school?
  3. Is there block release training available in my trade and where is it held?
  4. How do I register for training each year?
  5. Can I access training online?
  6. What do I need to do before going to in-school training?  What does my employer have to do?
1.    Are there any tuition fees or text book costs for in-school training?

Apprentices must be EI eligible to be eligible for funding.  The tuition for PEI’s registered apprentices is subsidized 100 per cent and is funded  by SkillsPEI through the Labour Market Development Agreement.
 
Text books (excluding code books) are funded.


2.    Do I have to leave my place of work to attend technical training sessions at a college or trade school?

Yes. Apprentices are released by their employers to attend industry approved technical training at a college, institute or trade school for a period ranging from 4 to 8 weeks per year.  Apprentices must be EI eligible to be eligible for funding.  The tuition for PEI’s registered apprentices is subsidized 100 per cent and is funded by SkillsPEI through the Labour Market Development Agreement.
 

3.    Is there block release training available in my trade and where is it held?


Please see the Designated Trades Table.


4.    How do I register for training?


The Apprenticeship Training Schedule and Block Release Training Enrolment Form will be posted to the website August 1st.  The apprentice should consult with their employer before signing up for block release. 

The schedule contains a list of the on-Island technical training courses offered for the year, information on how to register and the registration start dates.  Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis so please submit your form as soon as possible.

Approximately four weeks before training starts, you will receive an information package from the Apprenticeship Section with specific information about your training.  Please read the information carefully and return required forms to SkillsPEI.


5.    Can I access training online?


There is currently no on-line apprenticeship training available for PEI.


6.    What do I need to do before going to in-school training?  What does my employer have to do?

•    The Training PEI Application for an Apprentice must be completed and sent immediately to your nearest SkillsPEI office.  The locations and contact information for these offices are listed at the end of the blue form.

•    Please read carefully the “SkillsPEI Apprentices' Important Information Sheet” to get information about applying for EI benefits.

•    You must  have your employer update your log book prior to attending training. It will be updated and returned to you upon the completion of training.



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