Learn While you Work!
Apprenticeship is the route to go if you have some knowledge or skills in an area along with a connection in the industry. Because you train while working, you get paid a wage for your time, except for the small portion you spend in the classroom. You gain hands-on experience at the same time as you learn the theory behind what you're doing, making it easy to understand what you're learning and why.
To become an apprentice, you must be at least 16 years old and meet the minimum educational requirements for your trade. Typically apprentices train for four years and then write provincial examinations set by industry and the Government of Alberta. Successful completion allows you to be certified by the Province as a qualified tradesperson or journeyperson. Upon completion of the program you may also write interprovincial exams to obtain Red Seal status.
GPRC offers a number of apprenticeship programs in partnership with the Governtment of Alberta's, Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT). Once you have decided on the program you want, take the next step and apply to AIT!
Apply for an Apprenticeship Program now!
Automotive - Fairview campus
Carpenter - Fairview campus
Electrician - Grande Prairie campus
Gas Fitter - Fairview campus
Heavy Equipment Technician - Fairview campus
Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) - Grande Prairie campus
Instrumentation and Control Technician - Grande Prairie campus
Motorcycle Mechanic - Fairview campus
Parts and Materials Technician - Grande Prairie campus
Plumber - Fairview campus
Sheet Metal Worker - Grande Prairie campus
Steamfitter Pipefitter - Fairview campus
Welder - Fairview and Grande Prairie campuses
Welder Wire-Processor - Grande Prairie campus