Vocational education is a different learning option from the path of college or universities. It offers a career path that imparts the skills and knowledge needed to work in a given occupation. It is coordinated with the requirements of the labor market and is an integral part of the education system.
We believe that good vocational education expands a student’s ability to keep a job and teaches students how to educate themselves as they follow a career path. Vocational education usually provides for a quick education that will provide a marketable skill in a short time span. Often vocational programs are implemented on aspects of skilled trades license training, skilled trades career training, and high demand job training. Even though at the outset vocational education programs are relatively short in duration, lifelong learning is what students should continuously engage over their diverse career paths. Teachers focus on teaching students how to grow with technological trends, because few careers are stable technologically. However, the basics are generally constant in most fields.
The Canadian government has adopted a “block-purchased” training approach to fund large-scale training in response to the needs of certain recovery industries such as construction, manufacturing and hospitality. Examples of such programs include the Canada Ontario Job Grant Program, or COJG, the Second Career Program, and the Canadian Apprenticeship Program.
We offer the following vocational education programs through:
- Princeton Career Education Group Inc. – Skilled trade training, enterprise technological training, and second career training.
- Halifax Language Institute of Canada – Toronto Campus: language training.
- Personal Service Worker, or PSW (in partnership with Cambrian College).
Skilled Trades in Canada
The skilled trades play an important role in the Canadian economy and society. Approximately one in five employed Canadians works in the skilled trades in many sectors of the Canadian economy, including construction, manufacturing, service and automotive.
In Canada, training and certification relating to skilled trades are the responsibility of the provinces and territories. The federal government also plays an important role, including providing a variety of supports to apprentices and employers.
Provincial and Territorial Designated Trades
Each provincial and territorial jurisdiction has its own laws respecting which trades are designated for apprenticeship training and certification. There are more than 400 trades designated by provinces and territories across Canada. Not all of these designated trades are Red Seal Trades.
The full list of trades in Ontario is available from the following websites:
Princeton Career Education Group Inc.
PCE was established in July 2017. The predecessor of PCE was Canada New-Times Education Group, or CNTE, launched in July 2004 with a focus on skilled trades career training. In 2006, CNTE obtained qualification as a welding testing center authorized by the Canadian Technical Standard Safety and Authority, or TSSA, and in 2007, it obtained the qualification to operate a Canadian Welding Bureau, or CWB, examination center under the authorization of the Canadian Welding Bureau.
Over the last 20 years, PCE and CNTE have trained approximately 6,600 skilled workers and technicians for employment in Canada, many of whom have been employed by Fortune 500 companies, such as Furlani’s Food Corporation and Rudolph’s Bakery Ltd.
Farvision acquired PCE in June 2021. In accordance with Canada’s vocational education policy and Canada’s federal immigration policy for skilled workers and technicians, we have converted our building at 41 Metropolitan Road, Scarborough, Ontario, into the North American Skilled Trades Training Industry Base. In this state-of-the-art vocational education facility, PCE operates 24 Red Seal Trades pre-exam programs, which are described below.
- Electrical Engineer: Construction Electrician-309 A; Industrial Electrican-442A; Master Electrician-ESA; Instrument and Control Technician-447A; Electric Motor Systems Technician-446; Elevating Devices Mechanic-636E.
- HVAC Engineering: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems Mechanic; Operating Engineer (Stationary Engineer); Refrigeration Operator B; ODP Certificate- Ozone Depletion.
- Plumbing Engineering: Plumber-360A; Steam Fitter/Pipe Fitter-307A.
- Welding Engineering: Welder Red Seal License; Iron Worker-420A.
- Mechanical Engineering: Millwright License-443A; General Machinist-429A.
- Construction: Roofer-449A; Sprinkler and Fire Protection-427A; General Machinist-429A; Drywall Installation Technician-453A.
- Industrial and Manufacture: Heavy Equipment Operator-636A; Hoisting Engineer-Mobile Crane Operator-339A; Draftsperson-Mechanical-614A.
- Automobile Engineering: Automotive Service Technician-310S; Truck and Coach Technician-310T; Fuel and Electrical Systems Technician-310C.
Enterprise technological training and second career training
Enterprise technological training and second career training are largely developed to satisfy the specific needs of enterprises and individual students. The course contents are frequently updated to reflect the changing challenges of the industry. Supported by our state-of-the-art facility, experienced working professionals, and know-how in vocational education, PCE can provide training on a wide spectrum of trades with a focus on the following, which are presently in high demand.
- Administrative Program: Essential Skills – Office Professional Program; Administrative Assistant with Desktop Publishing Training; Computer & Customer Service Training Program; Digital Media and E-Commerce on-the-job Training; Administrative Office on-the-job job training.
- Accounting Program: Quickbooks Accounting Training with CO-OP program; Simply Accounting Training with CO-OP program; Accpac Accounting Training with CO-OP program; Canadian Payroll Certificate Training; Certified Public Accounting, or CPA, License pre-exam training; Bank teller on-the-job training; Customer Service Representative, or CSR, license pre-exam training; Exempt Market Dealing, or EMD, Representative; Mortgage and Loan Agent License pre-exam training.
- Makeup Application Training: Hairstylist License pre-exam training; Beauty and makeup artist certificate training; Nail technician certificate training.
- Quality Control Program: Certified Quality Engineer, or CQE, License pre-exam training; Six Sigma License pre-exam training; Project Management Professional, or PMP, License pre-exam training.
- Traveling short-term training program: Travel Industry Council of Ontario, or TICO, Certificate; Tour guide license pre-exam.
- IT training: Big Data on-the-job training; Mobile APP development training; Quality Assurance, or QA, software training program; Network security on-the-job training; Web developer on-the-job training.