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.

The initiatives detailed in this issue show that workers and learners come from different places and have different experiences, and these circumstances shape the strengths they bring to their workplaces and training environments, the authors note. The remoteness of some Aboriginal communities, low literacy levels, socioeconomic circumstances, and limited work and training opportunities within Aboriginal communities are all challenges that affect individual learners to varying degrees.

The issue includes articles on apprenticeship carpentry training in Elsipogtog First Nation in New Brunswick; a college’s “trades trailer” that brings training to remote communities in Ontario; and initiatives undertaken in British Columbia to increase the number of Aboriginal young people signing up for training in skilled trades.

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Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF). Engaging Canada's Indigenous Peoples in the Trades 2013. Web. 3 Feb. 2023 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/caf/engaging/engaging.pdf>
Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) (2013). Engaging Canada's Indigenous Peoples in the Trades. Retrieved February 3, 2023, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/caf/engaging/engaging.pdf
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