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.

Among the suggestions to emerge from the discussions were educating employers about mentoring; providing incentives to employers; encouraging employers to share their thoughts with their peers; and building appreciation for skilled labour.

Employers also had a number of suggestions for future research, including analyzing the underlying reasons why Canadian businesses invest less money in human resource development than other countries; meeting with representatives of non-participating companies to gain an understanding of why they don’t get involved in apprenticeship programs; and investigating the links between apprenticeship training and workforce sustainability, retention and productivity.

The CAF is a national non-for-profit organization that promotes apprenticeship as an effective means of training and education.

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2011-06-07
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Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF). Strategies to Increase Employer Participation in Apprenticeship Training in Canada 2008. Web. 26 Feb. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/caf/empl_engage_e5/empl_engage_e5.pdf>
Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) (2008). Strategies to Increase Employer Participation in Apprenticeship Training in Canada. Retrieved February 26, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/caf/empl_engage_e5/empl_engage_e5.pdf
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