Manage Your Apprenticeship

Technical Training

Technical Training is an important part of your apprenticeship program. You should be going to school once a year to make sure that you are progressing through the levels and towards your pathway for completion.


Register for Technical Training

Each Spring, eligible apprentices receive an Apprenticeship Technical Training Information Guide& in the mail. The Guide contains information on how to register, tuition payments, registration start dates and supports available.

The technical training year is from August - July. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Read through these key documents:

IMPORTANT: Effective June 3, 2019, the $50 weekly rate will be increasing by an additional eight dollars ($58.00) for each additional week of class. The chart below outlines the cost to apprentices according to program duration.

Apprentice Personal Contribution Fees for Technical Training The Province pays the remaining tuition for each apprentice, which is an average of $4,200 per technical training course
4-8 Week Course $464.00
9 Week Course $522.00
10 Week Course $580.00
11 Week Course $638.00
12 Week Course $696.00

Registration Period Highlights

Take note that you must register for a course at least 10 weeks prior to its start date.  A course may be cancelled if there are not enough apprentices registered in it; if this happens you will be notified by Apprenticeship Manitoba.

Register online through AccessManitoba 

IMPORTANT: If you have not used AccessManitoba or forgot your username and password, contact the AccessManitoba Help Desk to retrieve your login information. Current apprentices will not be able to retrieve this information if they create themselves as a new user. Employers will not be able to register on behalf of their apprentices online.

Note: Course registration is not available in the following trades for the following reasons:

  • Beauty Trades – Esthetician, Electrologist and Hairstylist - There is no technical training requirement
  • Electric Motor System Technician, Concrete Finisher, Floorcovering Installer, Glazier, Industrial Instrument Mechanic, Partsperson, Technical training is delivered outside of Manitoba
  • Diesel Engine Mechanic, Pork Production Technician, Gas Turbine Repair & Overhaul Technician, Railway Car Technician, - Technical training registration administered by the employer or organization
  • CNC Machinist , Recreation Vehicle Service Technician , Steel Fabricator - No technical training courses scheduled
  • Water and Wastewater Technician and Insulator (Heat and Frost) – classes not yet scheduled

Textbook Information

A listing of the required textbooks may be obtained from your instructor on the first day of classes or by contacting the bookstore of the college that you are attending.

There are financial supports in place to take in consideration as you attend your technical training.  Learn more about financial supports while in technical training.