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  • Apprenticeship
    Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job and technical training in an earning-while-learning arrangement that leads to certification as a journeyman in a recognized trade
  • Landscape Gardener
    Does the idea of earning while you learn sound good to you? As an Apprentice Landscape Gardener you will be on target for a rewarding career as a Journeyman Landscape Gardener.
  • Welder
    If you like fabricating and repair in the steel industry, then welding is the career for you. This program will teach you how to utilize a number of processes including electric arc, mig, tig and gas welding (oxy-acetylene).
  • Agriculture Equipment Tech
    You will be prepared to repair and overhaul engines, mechanical and power shift transmissions, tractor hydraulic and electrical systems, tillage machinery, and spraying and harvesting equipment.

Apprenticeship Students

Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job and technical training in an earning-while-learning arrangement that leads to certification as a journeyman in a recognized trade.  Apprenticeship students are employed with a company, working under a qualified tradesman to become familiar with the principles, skills, tools and materials of a trade. Depending on the trade, the term of apprenticeship varies from two to four years.  Olds College provides the technical training for five different trades.

Olds College Apprenticeship Programs

Looking for full-time trades programs?

If you want to get your hands on the newest and biggest industry equipment in service, or want to excel in a trade, come to Olds College. Take one of our many TRADES programs and get your hands dirty!

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Further Information

Apprentices are usually paid an hourly wage, which increases according to their time, and experience in the trade. Rate of pay is based on a specific percentage of the prevailing journeyman’s wage in their shop.