Collège Boréal received about $400,00 for the college's apprenticeship programs through a $3.7-million funding program set up by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
The funding is set up to get pre-apprenticeship programs in Ontario off the ground.
Collège Boréal's Timmins and Nipissing campuses will receive financing for the educational assistance program, while the Sudbury campus will get funding for the information and technology program.
The funds will be used this spring for their 32-week programs.
Financing allows prospective students to receive the first level of the program free of charge, a college spokesperson says.
The apprenticeship programs allow people with jobs in a specified field to come to the college to take the required courses.
Students must have a job to take part in the program. An eight-week work term is included with the course.
After the work term has been completed students can apply for a job as an apprentice, and take remaining courses as needed.