Typically an apprenticeship is a post-secondary education pathway, just like College or University.
It is a hands-on training program for people who enjoy learning by doing and earning while learning.
By taking Co-op and participating in the OYAP program, you can potentially start your apprenticeship while still in high school!
Employers provide about 90 percent of apprenticeship training in the workplace. The remaining 10 percent involves classroom instruction on theory which is usually delivered at an approved community college or training delivery agent. Upon successful completion of the practical and in-school components, an apprentice has an opportunity to write the provincial/interprovincial exam to become a certified journeyperson in a skilled trade.
The Apprenticeship Process (1min 26sec)