Glazier Pre Apprenticeship Program

Glazier Pre-Apprenticeship Program

YMCA Glazier Pre-Apprenticeship Flyer

***Contact Andrey Sorokin at  to Register Today!

Program Overview

The Pre-apprenticeship program is delivered to selected participants who will be trained to enter the construction industry in the trade of Architectural Glass and Metal Technician 424A (glazier). OIFSC has designed the program to meet or exceed all MAESD requirements as outlined in the Pre-apprenticeship Guidelines.  Participants of the program complete hands-on and classroom training, gain safety certifications required to work in the trade, and are provided tools and protective equipment.  The final 8 weeks of the program are a paid job placement, where Pre-apprentices apply what they have learned and establish a relationship with an employer.  At the end of the paid placement, some participants can be offered employment based on their level of success in the program and the needs of the industry at the time.

Highlights of the Program

  • Pre-apprentices are provided the required tools free of charge
  • Participants build relationships with employers during field trips and job placements
  • Participants will earn several certifications including their first of three apprenticeship levels (Basic level)

Qualifications awarded

  • Level 1 Basic apprenticeship
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
  • Working at Heights
  • Power Elevated Work Platforms
  • Ladder and Scaffold Awareness
  • Swing Stage
  • Hoisting and Rigging
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Forklift

Program participants are expected to:

  • Perform physical tasks, such as carrying glass, lifting ladders etc
  • 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


1. Grade 10 education or equivalency as recognized in Ontario, or the assessed capacity to achieve this level by the completion of the pre-apprenticeship program;

2. Have the capacity to understand and perform the trade mathematics, trade English language, and other trade related technical academic skills:

3. Possess appropriate hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity;

4. Be physically fit sufficient to work in construction;

5. A strong commitment to complete the program;

6. Have the financial means, funding, or support (either personally or through one of the various funding/support programs) to complete the entire program;

7. Successfully complete the application process including an in-person suitability interview.

8. Possess a valid driver’s licence or be eligible to obtain one.


4 Weeks:         Trade Academic Math and English.  Calculations, metric Conversion, area, scale conversion, grammar, trade terminology

2 Weeks:         Trade Skills – Safety Training.  Occupational Health & Safety Act, Working at Heights, Power Elevated Work Platforms, Scaffold, Swing Stage, Hoisting and Rigging etc

2 Weeks:         Trade Skills – Maintenance. Use and care of tools and equipment.  Introduction to specialty large pieces of                         equipment.

3 Weeks:         Trade Skills – Introduction.  Preparation theory and practical for Level 1 Basic, to compensate for lack of on-the-job experience, plus Commercial Paint trade basics.

8 Weeks:         Level 1 Basic Apprenticeship Training.

2 Weeks:         Trade Skills – Supplemental. Hands-on practicum – to compensate for a lack of on-the-job experience.

2 Weeks:         Practical Experience.  The group may volunteer to undertake a project in the community or training facility.

1 Week:           Life Skills:  Interpersonal relations, resume writing, report reading, writing, understanding payroll data, health and other benefits, and understanding employment insurance, and other topics.

1 Week:           Computer Skills: Introductory PC, word processing, internet and email intro, and trade specific source data.

3 Week:           Job Site – Introduction.  Employer presentations, ICI construction sites, fabrication plant visit, major workshop familiarization.

8 Weeks:         Paid work placement.

Upcoming information and testing sessions:

Self Study Package: trades_math_workbook

Dates and times:

  • Tuesday 28 March from 1:30-3:30pm


  • Monday 3 April from 1:30-3:30 pm
  • Friday 7 April from 10am-12 pm


  • Monday 10 April from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm


  • Thursday April 13 from 10am-12pm

***Contact Andrey Sorokin at  to Register Today!