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.

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 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.

Open Education Program

PAT is pleased to offer a new student benefit that allows eligible students and alumni to enhance their skill development by taking additional courses from Herzing College or Kompass Professional Development, on campus or online, at no additional cost.

Students will be awarded financial credits equivalent to the total tuition paid for their diploma program. Those tuition credits can be applied to enroll and take as many additional courses up to the total credit value of their diploma program tuition. Courses may be selected from programs offered at Herzing College or Kompass Professional Development. Some conditions apply, please contact the campus for details.

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