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What it means to be a sponsor

When you hire on an apprentice you are committing to train and develop them into a Tradesperson. In return, the apprentice will be completing projects, tasks and jobs that are critical to the success of your business.



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As the sponsor, you will be responsible for:

  • Training the apprentice in their chosen trade under the supervision of a certified tradesperson or an employee with Sign-Off Authority
  • Registering the apprentice and your organization
  • Tracking and reporting the apprentice’s work based training hours
  • Allowing the apprentice time off to attend school
  • Evaluating and recommending the apprentice for certification

Ready to sponsor an apprentice?

Sponsoring an apprentice is a mutual agreement between an apprentice and an employer/sponsor. Get started now:

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We hosted a webinar to answer employer questions about sponsorship. Learn about the myths, facts and what is in it for you.

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