Educational assistants help primary educators by working with students with special needs and implementing the education plan. They apply intervention strategies, create a climate for learning, assist with life skills development, and supervise the students’ use of specialized equipment.
- The Educational Assistant apprenticeship consists of 2,268 hours of on-the-job training.
- Apprentices must also complete 432 hours of in-class technical training.
- Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship requirements, you receive a Certificate of Apprenticeship and are certified as a journeyperson in the trade.
- A person with at least 2,700 hours of related work experience is eligible to apply for a Trade Equivalency Assessment (TEA) and, if successful, becomes certified as a journeyperson in this trade.
Grade 12 or equivalent.