Pre-Apprenticeship - Multi-Trades

Program: PAMT
Credential: Recognition of Achievement
Delivery: Full-time
Work Integrated Learning: 1 Field Placement
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: 2019-20
Location: Owen Sound


Throughout this program, students are positioned to pursue careers in any of the five identified trades (Boilermaker, Electrician, Welder, Carpenter, Millwright), and are supported as potential entrants to the apprenticeship system. The program provides a combination of job readiness and trade-readiness skills training, in addition to a work placement.

This program includes 22 weeks of classroom/lab-based training comprised of knowledge and skills development related to trade readiness, employment preparation, safety training. Students are provided with an introductory exposure to the trades, and there is an additional monitored, paid, work placement component in one of the five trades.

Career Opportunities

This pathway program provides graduates with access to  a range of entry-level trades-related occupations such as:

  • fabrication and structural welding;
  • introductory positions within manufacturing industries;
  • direct entry into a Level 1 apprenticeship in any of the five trades;
  • mechanical and electrical positions;
  • maintenance positions, and
  • entrepreneurial opportunities.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. describe the fundamentals of the five trades;
  2. utilize appropriate tools and equipment needed for the tasks required of each trade;
  3. properly perform workplaces practices and procedures in accordance with government safety standards and regulations pertaining to an industrial/construction environment;
  4. operate basic cutting, measuring, rigging, fastening, and fitting equipment;
  5. work effectively as an individual and team member in the construction and industrial trades;
  6. utilize current technology to access information in the trades;
  7. practice analytical thinking to implement a systematic approach to problem-solving and decision-making.

The Program Progression

Summer Intake

  • Sem 1: Summer 2020
  • Sem 2: Fall 2020

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be eligible to work in Ontario
  • Be over the age of 16
  • Not be registered as an apprentice
  • Complete an academic assessment
  • Have a current resume
  • Take part in an interview

Graduation Requirements

7 Program Courses
3 Upgrading Courses
1 Field Placement

Graduation Eligibility

Students must successfully complete all required courses as noted below. Further details, if applicable, are noted under "Additional Information" above.

Program Tracking

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
Upgrading Coursess  
LABS 5004 Communications Preparation 150
LABS 5005 Mathematics Preparation 120
LABS 5006 Computer Preparation 42
Program Courses  
TECH 0585 Introduction To Blueprint Reading 18
TECH 0586 Basic Welding Techniques and Gas Tungsten Processes 54
TECH 0587 Introduction to Boilermaker 108
TECH 0588 Introduction To Carpentry 54
TECH 0589 Introduction to Electrical Trades 54
TECH 0590 Introduction to Millwright 54
TECH 0591 Safety For the Trades 60
Semester 2
Field Placement  
PAMT 0001 Pre-Apprenticeship-Multi-Trades Field Placement 340
 Total Hours1054

Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.  

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