I’ve been loosely involved in the Information Technology (IT) field for pretty much my entire working life, and it is only today that I learned that there was such a thing as IT apprentices.
They are part of the general government apprentice programs but they are being reviewed:
The province is cutting the tax credit for IT contact centre trades because only 10 per cent of apprentices who register go on to complete their training, a spokesperson for the Ontario Ministry of Finance wrote in an email.
As well, the tax credit is used mainly by large employers to staff call centres, Kent Williams noted in the email.
I’m not sure how training people to staff call centres counts as “IT training”, but I suppose that’s why I’m not the one making these decisions.