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.

The study involved a national survey of employers across 15 trade areas, carried out in 2005-2006. The trades included automotive service technician; bricklayer; carpenter; construction electrician; cook; heavy duty equipment technician; millwright; insulator; machinist; mobile crane operator; motor vehicle body repairer; refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic; sheet metal worker; sprinkler system installer; and tool and die maker.

According to the cost-benefit analysis presented in this report, apprenticeship training is a worthwhile investment, returning on average $1.38 for each $1 invested in an apprentice.

Roundtable discussions with employers backed up the accuracy of the cost-benefit analysis. However, the authors note that organizational and regional differences will affect the applicability of the results.

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2011-12-02
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Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF). Apprenticeship - Building a skilled workforce for a strong bottom line 2006. Web. 27 Sep. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/caf/study_15_trades/study_15_trades.pdf>
Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) (2006). Apprenticeship - Building a skilled workforce for a strong bottom line. Retrieved September 27, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/caf/study_15_trades/study_15_trades.pdf
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