Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF)

Guide for Integrating Essential Skills Into Apprenticeship Training (2012)

This guide provides information on how to support the development of Essential Skills among Aboriginal learners taking part in apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs.

Developed by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF), the guide is based on information from the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Agreement (ASETA), which is funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

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2012-11-07

Recruiting and Retaining Apprentices: A Summary of Employer and Apprentices' Perspectives (2011)

In 2010-2011, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) undertook a series of surveys and interviews with both employers and apprentices to better understand recruitment and retention practices in apprenticeship.

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2012-11-01

Raising Awareness of Essential Skills with Employers Who Hire Apprentices (2011)

Summary Report

In the spring of 2010, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) undertook a project to increase employer awareness of Essential Skills (ES) and to provide guidance for implementing ES upgrading within their organizations.

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2011-12-09

Employers and Apprenticeship in Canada (2011)

This report summarizes information on employers’ hiring practices and attitudes toward apprenticeship, based on surveys completed in February 2011 with employers in the skilled trades from across Canada. The report builds on baseline data obtained by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) in 2006.

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2011-12-06

Insights from Canada's Apprenticeship Community: Impacts and Next Steps (2011)

Final Report

In 2011, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) commissioned a study to measure the impact of its work, with particular emphasis on determining if barriers to apprenticeship training have been reduced in recent years; understanding future priorities for the apprenticeship community; and providing insight into how CAF can best serve the apprenticeship community.

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2011-12-06

Apprenticeship - Building a skilled workforce for a strong bottom line (2006)

Return on Apprenticeship Training Investment for Employers - A Study of 15 Trades

This study, commissioned by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF), examines the costs and benefits to employers of apprenticeship training.

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2011-12-02

Strategies to Increase Employer Participation in Apprenticeship Training in Canada (2008)

A summary of discussion results with employers from across Canada

In this report, the authors summarize the findings of six forums, organized by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) to discuss the benefits and challenges for employers of investing in apprenticeship training. The forums were held in 2008 in British Columbia, Ontario, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Yukon.

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2011-06-07

The challenge to finding an employer-sponsor (2010)

Final Report

The authors of this report have used both quantitative and qualitative research methods to explore the challenge for apprentices of finding an employer-sponsor.

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2011-05-31

Workplace accommodations for persons with disabilities in the skilled trades (2009)

A preliminary investigation

This study was undertaken by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) to find out more about workplace accommodations and to assess the current situation for persons with disabilities in the skilled trades.

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2011-04-01

What's Happening in Apprenticeship Now (2009)

Stakeholders' Feedback on the Barriers to Apprenticeship: Final Report

This report follows up on a 2004 study by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) on the barriers to apprenticeship training in Canada. That study found nine barriers, including negative attitudes towards apprenticeship and a poor image of trades; concerns about apprentices’ basic and essential skills; a lack of support for trades within school systems; and a lack of resources to support apprenticeship.

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2011-03-29

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