Here you will find the information to get started as an apprentice, register for technical training, implement an apprenticeship program in your workplace, challenge the exam for your Certificate of Qualification and much more. For the latest news and events, see below.
New Tuition Tax Credit for Certification Exams
Persons who have been certified through the Trades Qualification process, and apprentices who paid a practical examination fee, are eligible to claim both the certification and any related practical examination fees with this new federal tuition tax credit.
Have you registered for your technical training class?
Make sure to obtain the class you want, by registering for your 2013-2014 classes early. If you have not taken advantage of registration week (May 27-31) you can still register for your class online at accessmanitoba.ca, or in-person, by phone or by mail. Registration is first come-first served. See section for Technical Training for more information.
Esthetician Consultations - Deadline June 7, 2013
The Apprenticeship and Certification Board is seeking your feedback on standards, requirements and technical training level chart and content of the esthetician trade regulation. For more information and to respond, download the Consultation Guide.
Tool and Die Maker Consultations - Deadline May 31, 2013
The Apprenticeship and Certification Board is seeking your feedback on standards, requirements and content of the tool and die maker trade regulation. For more information and to respond, download the Consultation Guide.
Technical Training Registration begins May 27- Prepare Now!
The 2013-2014 Technical Training Registration Guide and Course Schedule are now available. Watch your mail or download the information from our website. Ensure your AccessManitoba.ca account is up to date in order to register online and get the courses you want beginning May 27, 2013. For more information, and online tutorials visit accessmanitoba.ca
Awards of Distinction Nominations Now OPEN
Do you know of an employer, journeyperson or instructor who has made an outstanding contribution to Manitoba’s Apprenticeship training system and the skilled trades? Nominate them today for an Award of Distinction! Nominations currently accepted for Employer of the Year, Journeyperson of the Year, Instructor of the Year and Employer of the Year-Internationally Experienced Tradespersons. Read More
Industrial Instrument Mechanic Consultations - Deadline June 3, 2013
The Apprenticeship and Certification Board is seeking your feedback on making amendments to the industrial instrument mechanic trade regulation regarding minimum wage rates. For more information and to respond, download the Consultation Guide.
2012 Top New Journeypersons Honoured: April 26, 2013
The 21st annual apprenticeship Highest Achievement Awards ceremony and reception honoured 41 of Manitoba’s top new journeypeople including the highest achieving apprentice graduates in each trade, the highest achieving trade qualifiers, the highest achieving internationally experienced trade qualifier and the contributions that their employers have made in their success. Read More: News Release and List of 2012 Awards Recipients.
Manitoba News Release: Budget 2013, Creating more opportunities through training and jobs
Budget 2013 will help more Manitobans train for and access better jobs with new apprenticeship opportunities and supports for those who are ready to work. Read More
New Journeyperson Business Start-Up Program
A new provincial financial assistance program is now available to encourage new journeypersons in rural Manitoba to start their own full-time business and pursue self-employment as a career choice. For more information, contact the Small Business Development Branch.
Apprenticeship Bursary Application: Deadline Approaching - April 30, 2013
The Apprenticeship Endowment Fund awards bursaries to prospective or current apprentice(s). Selection criteria include demonstrated financial need, ability to succeed, and registration with Apprenticeship Manitoba by December 31, 2013. Aboriginal ancestry is also required to be eligible for the Tim McLean Memorial Bursary.
Apprenticeship Manitoba - Winnipeg Is Moving to the Exchange District!
Apprenticeship Manitoba will close its doors permanently at 401 York Avenue, effective 4:30pm, Wednesday, March 6th, 2013. On Wednesday, March 13, 2013, Apprenticeship Manitoba will re-open its doors at 111 Lombard Avenue along with Employment Manitoba and Industry and Workforce Development. In addition to apprenticeship services, individuals and businesses will now be able to receive advice and assistance with complimentary services such as career planning, finding work and business support, all in one location. For details, see section Contact Information.
Exam Scheduling Change for Inspection and Technical Services
Effective March 1, 2013, Apprenticeship Manitoba will no longer assess or schedule exams for Inspection and Technical Services Manitoba. Clients who are currently scheduled for exam dates in March or later, will be rescheduled by Inspection and Technical Services Manitoba.
Educator Seminar – October 24, 2013
Each year, Apprenticeship Manitoba hosts an Educator Seminar to update and inform guidance counsellors, teachers, resource counsellors about apprenticeship and its programs. Stay tuned for more details coming this fall.
Apprenticeship Awards of Distinction - Fairmont Hotel, November 1, 2013
This gala dinner is open to the public and annually recognizes the outstanding contributions that employers, journeypersons and instructors make to the Manitoba Apprenticeship training system while commemorating those that have shared their time and talent to train our future skilled workers. Submit your nomination today and get involved by entering a school project, through sponsorship opportunities or purchasing your ticket to attend.
Apprenticeship Recognition Week - November 4 -10, 2013
This is the week to learn more about apprenticeship, certification and a career in the skilled trades. Attend an event or an activity hosted by an organization, school or business in your community and learn more.