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.

The authors of this document describe the findings of a 2008 survey of apprenticeship stakeholders, which showed that while there is moderate awareness of the CAF and its mission, there is still a need to improve perceptions of the status of apprenticeship training in Canada.

The authors note that while a large number of stakeholders are aware of the nine barriers, there is only a moderate belief among CAF stakeholders that the apprenticeship community is properly addressing these barriers at present.

Established in 2000, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum is a not-for-profit organization working to influence apprenticeship strategies across Canada and to promote apprenticeship as an effective model for training and education with the goal of helping to develop a skilled, productive, inclusive and mobile labour force.

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Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF). What's Happening in Apprenticeship Now 2009. Web. 13 Aug. 2022 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/caf/happening_apprenticeship/happening_apprenticeship.pdf>
Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) (2009). What's Happening in Apprenticeship Now. Retrieved August 13, 2022, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/caf/happening_apprenticeship/happening_apprenticeship.pdf
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