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Language Training for Apprenticeships

Program Information

The LTA program provides eight weeks of intermediate English classes for newcomers who are interested in working in a trade, plus an additional eight weeks for the participants to gain Canadian work experience through our unpaid internship/mentorship. The LTA program helps participants upgrade their English language and employability skills as well as competitiveness in the labour market.

Participants will focus on general business communication skills, networking and professionalism in the Canadian workforce. 

Classes will help participants with their job search, interview skills, cultural and workplace issues. Classes are available in Oshawa and Pickering.

This program is funded by Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and International Trade and delivered tuition free to eligible adults.

Each student must complete a Criminal Information request, at their own expense (approximately $20.00), and may also be required to complete a Medical Clearance.


Eligibility

To be eligible you must:
    • Attend an information session
    • Be 18 years of age or older
    • Be CLB 5 or higher
Provide proof of one following classes of newcomers:
    • Canadian Citizen
    • Permanent Resident of Canada
    • Convention Refugee
    • Refugee Claimant
    • Temporary Foreign Worker
    • Foreign Domestic Worker (Live-In Caregiver Program)

Information Sessions - Oshawa

E. A. Lovell School
120 Centre St. S.
Oshawa, ON
Room 228

Tues. Oct. 23, 2018 - 11 am to 12 pm

Information Sessions - Pickering

Welcome Centre - Pickering
1400 Bayly St., Unit 5/16B
Pickering, ON
Room - TBA

Tues. June 18, 2019 - 11 am to 12 pm

Session Dates


Session 1 - ​Oshawa
Session 2 - Pickering
Session 3 - Oshawa
Date:​​April 2018September 2018November 2018
​Location:
​E. A. Lovell School
120 Centre St., S.
Oshawa, ON  L1H 4A3
(Beside the McLaughlin Library)
Welcome Centre - Pickering
1400 Bayly St., Unit 5/16B
Pickering, ON  L1W 3R2
(Beside Pickering Go Station)
​E. A. Lovell School
120 Centre St., S.
Oshawa, ON  L1H 4A3
(Beside the McLaughlin Library)

Phone Number​:​905-440-4488905-440-4488905-440-4488​
​In Class Dates:​April 3 - May 29, 2018Sept. 10, 2018 - Nov. 5, 2018Nov. 19, 2018 - Jan. 25, 2019
Class ​Times:​8:30 am - 3:00 pm8:30 am - 3:00 pm8:30 am - 3:00 pm​
​Placement Dates:June 4 to July 27, 2018Nov. 12, 2018 to Jan. 18, 2019
Jan. 28, 2019 to March 25, 2019

For More Information:

Alana Magsombol 
ELT Client Counsellor/Placement Coordinator 
905-440-4488 
alana.magsombol@ddsb.ca