CVS supports this activity, as all new Ontario Credentials require a program validation regardless of the program’s funding source. Typical duration for a Certificate program is 600 to 700 hours delivered over two semesters however, apprenticeships are usually 720 hours over three semesters. Titles align with CVS titling protocols and other programs within the chosen MTCU Code but typically have ‘apprenticeship’ as a modifier. All other elements of a new program application apply; however, in addition to system-level admission requirements, program-level admission requirements must include a requirement for students to be in good standing and registered as an apprentice with the Ministry of Labour, Training, and Skills Development (MLTSD). Vocational Learning Outcomes (VLOs) can be modified to reflect the nature of the apprenticeship when the program is mapped to a program description but if the program is mapped to a program standard, additional VLOs should be added to include the apprenticeship element. Essential Employability Skills must also be mapped into these programs.
For more information on this process, please check out the Developing an Ontario College Credential for Apprenticeship Programs resource on the website, or contact CVS at firstname.lastname@example.org.