Why PAT Institute

Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute is where CLAC UnionMerit OntarioOntario Electrical League and Progressive Contractors Association train. Students are trained by industry professionals to meeting today’s construction standards.

The first step to entering an apprenticeship in Ontario is to graduate from an industry recognized training program; qualify for an industry job board like the www.4openshop.ca job board, where the industry hires apprentices and journeyman in Ontario.

Bridging the Gap

Currently the demand for skilled trades is very high across the Canada, with 35% of experienced trades people reaching the age of retirement. In a market where construction permit requests continue to reach record levels, we offer the practical training to pursue these opportunities.

Industry Partners

PAT Institute is designed exclusively to prepare young adults to succeed as apprentices in the skilled trades through the development of strong technical and academic foundations. Our methodology of training supports practical learning which gives our graduates a jumpstart into employment through the www.4openshop.ca Job Board and CLAC Employment Assistance Program.

PAT is the official training institute in the Ontario construction industry for the CLAC Union, Merit Ontario and Ontario Electrical League. PAT graduates meet the Merit Ontario, OEL and CLAC Union Stands in training and safety; qualifying to access the  Job Board and the CLAC Union Employee Assistance program, where the industry hires.

The Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute is the only trainer in Ontario whose graduates qualify for the Open Shop Job Board at www.4openshop.ca, removing many of the barriers to employment, by connecting graduates with employers who are hiring.