Table 3 
Certification, continuation and discontinuation rates of apprentices who registered in a selected trade1,2 in 2010  

Certification, continuation and discontinuation rates of apprentices who registered in a selected trade, in 2010
Median age
at registration
Certification – Within the normal program durationContinuation – Within the normal program durationDiscontinuation – Within the normal program durationCertification – Within 1.5 times of the normal program durationContinuation – Within 1.5 times of the normal program durationDiscontinuation – Within 1.5 times of the normal program durationMedian time to certify – Within 1.5 times of the normal program duration
  age %%%%%% number of years
Four-year programs                
Industrial mechanic (millwright) 25 28.0 48.8 23.2 50.5 17.1 32.4 3.9
Construction electrician3 23 16.5 56.4 27.1 49.0 19.8 31.2 4.3
Truck and transport mechanic 23 32.3 44.8 22.9 47.0 17.7 35.3 3.6
Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic3 25 15.3 56.7 28.0 46.2 19.2 34.6 4.3
Plumber3 24 17.2 47.9 34.9 42.5 17.9 39.6 4.2
Heavy duty equipment technician3 22 23.8 44.5 31.7 42.3 17.8 39.6 3.9
Sheet metal worker  24 16.2 46.5 37.3 39.3 18.7 42.0 4.2
Steamfitter-pipefitter3 27 20.2 34.4 45.4 35.0 17.2 47.8 3.7
Automotive service technician3 20 18.0 53.0 29.0 33.9 24.9 41.2 3.9
Landscape horticulturist 26 28.2 45.0 26.8 32.9 24.8 42.3 2.3
Industrial electrician 25 15.7 66.0 18.3 32.5 30.4 37.1 4.0
Carpenter 23 17.7 37.8 44.5 31.8 17.4 50.8 3.9
Cook 21 24.8 46.7 28.5 28.6 23.9 47.5 2.1
Child and youth worker4 24 16.2 52.0 31.8 22.7 21.1 56.2 3.4
Early childhood educator4 21 8.1 62.9 29.0 17.7 22.6 59.7 4.1
Three-year programs                
Welder3 23 20.7 43.3 36.0 36.7 21.2 42.1 2.9
Development services worker4 37 8.9 82.2 8.9 18.8 33.7 47.5 3.1
Two-year programs                
Hairstylist3 22 32.6 56.0 11.4 45.6 37.1 17.3 1.5
Educational assistant4 19 11.7 48.3 40.0 16.9 40.7 42.4 1.9
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