In Ontario, UA Local 853 is the only Training Delivery Agent (TDA) for sprinkler fitters designed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). This TDA tracks sprinkler fitter apprentices registered with the government and offers them the opportunity to attend their trade school. The MTCU and the National Joint Training and Apprenticeship Committee (JTAC) have invested thousands of dollars into equipment and the shop.

Local 853 accepts all who are willing to take the course at the Markham training facility for the fire protection industry: every class offered has seats that are held open for non-union registered apprentices interested in improving their skills and being properly trained as a sprinkler fitter.

To contact the MTCU for replacement apprenticeship cards—used to apply for grants—or any other ministry related questions, please contact 905-837-7721 or 1-800-461-4608.

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The Ontario Apprenticeship Enhancement Fund is provided each year to UA Local 853 Sprinkler & Fire Protection Trade Centre.