Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF)

The Link Between Essential Skills and Success in Apprenticeship Training (2007)

An Analysis of Selected Essential Skills Initiatives Across Canada – Final report

This report was prepared by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, a not-for-profit organization that promotes and supports the apprenticeship training and education systems in Canada.

Research completed for this project suggests that there is a strong connection between an Essential Skills (ES) strategy and greater success in apprenticeship training, and in the workplace.

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2014-04-16

Promoting Essential Skills and Apprenticeship Training in Aboriginal Communities Across Canada (2011)

A Summary of Discussion Findings

This report summarizes key findings from 29 workshops held in Aboriginal communities across Canada between December 2010 and June 2011 to create awareness about Essential Skills (ES) tools. Workshop participants included employment counsellors who work with Aboriginal clients, as well as economic development officers, apprenticeship counsellors, and trades program coordinators.

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2014-04-10

Engaging Canada's Indigenous Peoples in the Trades (2013)

The Canadian Apprenticeship Journal – Vol. 9, Fall 2013

This issue of the Canadian Apprenticeship Journal is dedicated entirely to initiatives and programs that support the recruitment, retention, and training of Aboriginal learners in apprenticeship programs and the skilled trades.

It contains 16 articles, organized into sections focusing on research; approaches to engagement and training; and various perspectives on the topic.

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2014-03-31

The Impact of Technology on Apprenticeship Training in Canada (2013)

This report looks at the degree to which apprenticeship training is being affected by the implementation of new technologies. It is based on 51 interviews with employers, employer associations, college instructors, and trainers, along with a scan of relevant national and international sources on the topic.

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2013-12-19

Integrating Essential Skills into Apprenticeship Training: Guide for Aboriginal Stakeholders (2013)

This guide provides information on how to support the development of Essential Skills (ES) interventions in pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs aimed at Aboriginal learners.

The guide includes sections explaining how apprenticeship works and defining related terms; resources needed to establish a program; how to launch and market a program; evaluating the effectiveness of a program; and ensuring sustainability.

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2013-12-17

Effective Journeyperson Apprentice Mentoring On-the-Job: Tips, Strategies, and Resources (2013)

This report highlights six workplace practices that support journeyperson trainers and, ultimately, enhance apprentice training experiences. It is based on more than 80 interviews with employers, journeypersons, apprentices and trainers, with additional input from the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum’s working group.

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2013-12-09

Getting Started: Tools and Resources [Video – 19:08] (2011)

This is the final webinar in a four-part series developed by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) as a guide for implementing Essential Skills (ES) training programs in the workplace.

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2013-05-08

Training Activities and Program Evaluation [Video – 35:01] (2011)

This is the third webinar in a four-part series developed by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) as a guide for implementing Essential Skills (ES) training programs in the workplace.

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2013-04-23

Workplace Needs Assessment: Employee Training Needs Analysis [Video – 20:29] (2011)

This is the second in a series of four webinars prepared by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) to help companies establish Essential Skills (ES) training programs in the workplace. Here, the focus is on analysing ES needs in the workplace as a whole, and identifying training needs for individual employees and apprentices.

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2013-04-17

Introduction to Essential Skills in the Workplace [Video – 17:57] (2011)

This is the first in a series of four webinars prepared by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) as a guide to implementing Essential Skills (ES) programs in the workplace. It provides an introduction to the concept of Essential Skills and explains why ES programs can benefit both employers and apprentices.

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2013-04-10

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