If you are interested in pursuing a career as a glazier, the upcoming Glazier Pre-Apprenticeship Program might be just what you need to get your foot in the door. This program is specifically designed to train selected participants to enter the construction industry in the trade of Architectural Glass and Metal Technician 424A (Glazier).

The program is being offered in two separate locations, Toronto and Ottawa.

  • Toronto: starting May 15, 2023
  • Ottawa: starting May 29, 2023

It is delivered by FTI Ontario, which has designed the program to meet or exceed all MTCU requirements as outlined in the Pre-apprenticeship Guidelines. The program provides hands-on and classroom training, safety certifications required to work in the trade, and free tools and protective equipment.

Highlights of the Glazier Pre-Apprenticeship Program

One of the highlights of the program is the opportunity for a paid job placement during the final 8 weeks. This allows pre-apprentices to apply what they have learned and establish relationships with employers. Based on their success in the program and the needs of the industry at the time, some participants can be offered employment after the placement.

Another highlight of the program is the certifications that participants will earn, including the first level of apprenticeship training (Basic level). Other certifications include Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System, Working at Heights, Power Elevated Work Platforms, Ladder and Scaffold Awareness, Swing Stage, Hoisting and Rigging, First Aid/CPR, and Forklift.

Expectations of Participants

Program participants are expected to:

  • Perform physical tasks, such as carrying glass and lifting ladders.
  • Participate in the entire program and show a commitment to their chosen trade.
  • Arrive at the job site on time, consistently.
  • Be teachable, willing learners.
  • Wear appropriate clothing.

Applying for the Glazier Pre-Apprenticeship Program is Easy

If you are interested in applying for the program, you can visit the FTI Ontario website for more information. With hands-on and classroom training, safety certifications, and the opportunity for a paid job placement, you will gain the skills and experience needed to enter the industry with confidence. So, if you are ready to take the next step in your career, consider applying for the Glazier Pre-Apprenticeship Program today!

The training schedule for the program varies depending on the location, so be sure to check for the most up-to-date information. The Toronto program will take place at the Toronto Training Centre at 130 Toro Road, while the Ottawa location will be at the Ottawa Training Centre at 199 Colonade Road South, Nepean. To apply, please send your resume for more information on intake dates to Michelle Wilson: michelle@ftiontario.com.

About FTI Ontario

The Finishing Trades Institute of Ontario is the only Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development authorized Training Delivery Agent for the in-school education of the apprenticeship program for Architectural Glass and Metal Technician (Glazier) 424A, Painter Decorator Commercial & Residential 404C, and Painter Decorator Industrial 404D trades.

For more information about the Glazier Pre-Apprenticeship Program, please contact us today.