Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute is where CLACUnion, Merit Ontario, Ontario Electrical League and Progressive Contractors Association train. Students are trained by industry professionals to meeting today’s construction standards.
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.
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 jump start into employment through the 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.
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Our graduates leave the training facility with current technical and safety training, industry standard tools and safety gear, saving both the student and the employer additional costs at the beginning of their career. Graduates' careers will lead into a multitude of options and pathways a few of which are: working in the trades, owning their own businesses, becoming trades inspectors, engineering, or teaching.