Most drilling rig companies have programs in place to help apprentices with the costs associated with their training. In addition to these employer programs, other funding is available through scholarships and grants.
The 2015 - 2016 CAODC Scholarship for is for $1,000. Intake for 2015 - 16 opens April 1, 2015 and closes July 10, 2015. Applications can be downloaded from the CAODC Scholarship page.
The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) awards $1000 per year (to a maximum of $2000) to Rig Technician apprentices who successfully complete their first and second periods of technical training (Rig Tech 1 and 2).
The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) awards $2000 to Rig Technician apprentices who complete the program and obtain journeyman certification.
Apprentices and journeymen who have completed technical training in 2014 have until June 30, 2015 to apply.
Information for other additional scholarships offered by AIT can be accessed here.