October 31, 2012
Voluntary trades require trades college membership
Once the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT) is fully functioning, a worker in a voluntary trade will have to be a member of the college to keep his or her Certificate of Qualification (C of Q) current.
“It’s the same thing as a membership in the College,” explained Bob Guthrie, chief executive officer and registrar of OCOT, during a workshop at the 55th annual convention of the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario.
All apprentices will have to be members of OCOT as will journeypersons in the 22 compulsory trades in Ontario.
“To get your C of Q you have to be a member of the college of trades. Once you’ve got it, in a voluntary trade, you can opt out if you choose not to renew your C of Q,” he said.
There are potentially 500,000 members in the province and Guthrie expects apprentices and workers in compulsory trades will make up about half of that.
Once fully operational, the college will represent 157 skilled trades in the construction, motive power, industrial and service sectors.
Once sections of the Ontario College of Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2009 are proclaimed, a C of Q will be equivalent to a membership at the College, said Guthrie.
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