In co-operation with local food service operators, the college offers the in-school sessions for cook apprentice training at the Basic and Advanced levels.

Each of these levels operates at 12 hours per week (as a day release program) for a duration of 30 weeks each. This allows the student to continue to work while completing the mandatory hours of in-school training, as well as continuing to work towards attaining their journeyman’s status.

People interested in the food industry may take the Basic level in preparation for employment.

Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:

This is an apprenticeship program.
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Applicants need a sponsor/employer and must register through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD).

Applicants that are registered as an apprentice in a trade should receive a letter from the Ministry of Advance Education and Skills Development (MAESD) inviting them to apply for schooling. All applications from that point will need their payment processed by the Registrar’s Office at Lambton College.

If you are a registered apprentice and have not received a letter regarding apprenticeship schooling then contact your local MAESD office.

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Employment Opportunities

Apprentices may be employed at restaurants, nursing homes, institutions and catering companies. There is also opportunity to also be self-employed and open your own business.