Praise for OCOT “wind down” and apprenticeship ratios moving to 1:1 in Ontario
"I would like to see the ESA evaluated as well," says Al
November 2, 2018 by canadiancontractor
Another comment further to the Ontario government’s announcement that apprenticeship ratios will be reduced to 1:1 – and the Ontario College of Trades “wound down” sometime in 2019…
I am glad that the Ontario government is reducing the red tape, and getting rid of the Ontario College of Trades. I would like to see the ESA evaluated as well, and also CSA. I see many organizations misusing the word “safety.”
1:1 apprentice ratio is a good idea to make apprenticeship more easily accessible. In my trade, the required practical experience is 9,000 hours.That is a torture. This should be reduced to 6,000 hours and the school time increased.
Today, many employers are asking for multiple trades, and the excessive time makes it difficult. Could we also clean up mistakes in the Certificate of Qualification exams? Also adding a practical part to the exam would help.