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Compulsory Certification of Plumber Trade Consultation
Apprenticeship Manitoba has received a request from industry to designate the trade of plumber as a compulsory certification trade. This means that ALL individuals performing plumbing activities would need to be:
    • a Certified Journeyperson; or
    • a Registered Apprentice in the plumber trade
Apprenticeship Manitoba has retained MNP LLP to consult with individuals and organizations with an interest in the plumbing trade to help understand the potential impact of compulsory certification. Workers, employers and others in or affected by the industry are invited to participate in surveys and focus groups.
For more information and to complete one of the surveys, please visit: http://mbtradesplumberstudy2016.ca/.
Surveys will remain open until June 17, 2016
2016-17 Technical Training Registration Week Update
Technical Training Registration InformationApprenticeship Manitoba will be holding its 2016 Technical Training Registration Week from July 11th-15th. Registration opens at 8:30 am on July 11th for all technical training classes for the 2016-17 academic year. All methods of registration (online, phone-in, and walk-in) will be available.
*Apprentices with HSAP credits, please use the walk-in or phone-in registration method only. If you register online, we cannot refund nor transfer the payment into HSAP credits.
**Apprentices repeating a level of technical training, the online registration is not available. Please use the walk-in or phone-in registration method only.
For Post-Secondary apprentices, you will need to have an AccessManitoba login ID and password to register online. It is best to create AccessManitoba login ID and password before registration opens on July 11th.
Please follow the steps for creating a login for AccessManitoba below:
    • Select the following link: http://www.accessmanitoba.ca/
    • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on:
    • Scroll past the Username and Password fields and select "New User" – follow instructions on-line to create account.
    • Then click on "New User" and fill out the fields.
    • You will be stopped and a message will say, Account already exists - that is good.
    • Send us an email letting us know you have completed these first steps.
The 2016-17 Technical Training Guide and Course Schedule are now available on our the Technical Training page.
Harmonization Update
In 2013, the Canadian Council of the Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) launched its Harmonization Initiative. This initiative aims to substantively align apprenticeship systems across Canada by making training requirements more consistent in the Red Seal trades. Through national consultation with industry and training stakeholders, the initiative seeks consensus for consistency on the Canada-wide use of Red Seal trade names, numbers of levels, and total training hours (both technical training and on-the-job). Finally, using the most recent National Occupational Analyses (NOA’s) or Red Seal Occupational Standards (RSOS’s), industry and training stakeholders provide feedback on the development of a more consistent sequence of training content across the levels of technical training. Harmonization will support mobility of apprentices, an increase in their completion rates and enable employers to access a larger pool of apprentices.
Having completed much of the work for Phase 1, which involved 10 trades, the CCDA most recently launched Phase 2 of the initiative with the next eight trades (see Red Seal website for the list of these trades). Manitoba and local stakeholders have participated in the national consultations for all trades that are designated in the Province.
List of trades for which Manitoba provided or will provide industry and training stakeholder input:
    • Carpenter
    • Welder
    • Ironworker (Generalist)
    • Mobile Crane Operator
    • Tower Crane Operator
    • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician
    • Agricultural Equipment Technician
    • Truck and Transport Mechanic
    • Automotive Service Technician
    • Construction Electrician
    • Industrial Electrician
    • Industrial Mechanic (Millwright)
    • Plumber
    • Steamfitter/Pipefitter
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