There are more than 130 skilled occupations that can be practiced through Ontario's apprenticeship training system.  Chefs, educational assistants, plumbers, auto mechanics and welders are all trades that can be defined as "skilled trades," and represent occupations that are integral to the functioning of Ontario's economy.

Becoming an apprentice is the best way to begin on a promising career path. Skilled workers are in high demand by a variety of industries such as construction, electrical engineering, or becoming a chef.

Apprentices learn a skilled occupation by combining in-school training courses with paid on-the-job training.  About 90 per cent of apprenticeship training is provided in the workplace by an employer, while the remainder involves in-school instruction at a training institution like Confederation College.

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