An Educational Assistant supports educators in working with students, including those with exceptional education needs to implement education, safety and behaviour support plans. Develops intervention strategies to support successful student outcomes. Promotes a positive environment for learning and assisting with life and living skills development. Specifically, an Educational Assistant:
An apprenticeship training program consists of on-the-job and in-school training. Generally, the time-frame to become competent in the trade of Educational Assistant is 2700 hours (approximately one and a half years) consisting of 2268 hours of on-the-job work experience and 432 hours of in-school training.
An apprenticeship involves practical training provided on-the-job by a skilled worker, or trainer. The skills or competencies to be developed are set out by the trade’s Apprenticeship Training Standard and are recognized by the industry as being essential to the practice of the trade.
As these essential skills are developed, the apprentice’s sponsor or trainer signs the relevant sections of the training standard to indicate that the apprentice has met the individual training objectives by demonstrating the skills required of a skilled worker, or journeyperson, in the trade.
An Educational Assistant apprenticeship includes reportable subject based of theoretical training, which includes but is not limited to instruction in:
Depending on the training delivery agency, in-school training may be available in one of the following ways:
Educational Assistant is a trade named under the Building Opportunities in the Skilled Trades Act, 2021. This trade has an apprenticeship program that is administered by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. Upon completion of an apprenticeship program, the Ministry issues a Certificate of Apprenticeship.
Because there is no certifying exam in this trade, Skilled Trades Ontario does not issue a Certificate of Qualification.
Because this trade is non-compulsory, the information of individuals practicing this trade will not appear on the Skilled Trades Ontario Public Register.