Government of New Brunswick

Overview

Apprenticeship is a long-standing part of the training and education system in New Brunswick. It is a structured training program comprised of a combination of on the job training and related classroom training and requires the committed participation of three partners: the apprentice, the employer and the government represented by Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification.

This apprenticeship training program is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to become qualified as a switchboard operator.

Eligibility

An individual may register into an apprenticeship agreement upon verification of credentials as stipulated in Board Order GA002.2, “Pre-requisites to Registration into an Apprenticeship Agreement”, and be employed in the occupation with a recognized employer who is willing to enter into an apprenticeship agreement with you.

A New Brunswick Diploma of Apprenticeship and Certificate of Qualification will be awarded upon successful completion of 5400 hours of on the job and technical training and the final examination.

For more information, please see the corresponding board order for this occupation under Tasks, Activities and Functions of a Designated Occupation.

Description

Under the direction of a journeyperson and qualified instructors, you will become familiar with the materials, tools, principles and skills required in the switchboard operator occupation.

Switchboard operators direct plant and equipment loading, in conjunction with the Energy Control Center, collect and record operating data for evaluation and record purposes; and ensure the safe and efficient operation at high voltage direct current stations and associated terminals. They coordinate, isolate and issue work permits and hold-offs and perform plant operating inspections. They also direct the activities of subordinate operators and monitor and report occurrences relating to site security, fire and environmental violations.

Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/services/fees-frais/2013/2013PETL.pdf

Fees

Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
YYYY-MM-DD
Certificate of Qualification based on "out-of-province journeyperson status"150.002012-08-01
Replacement of Certification Documents20.002013-04-01
Tuition Fees - Technical Training weekly rate85.002013-08-01
Prior Learning Assessment100.002012-08-01
Apprenticeship Registration Fee25.002012-08-01
Replacement of Photo Identification Card20.002012-08-01
Replacement of Progress Record Book25.002012-08-01
Assessment of Foreign Credentials100.002012-08-01