Apprenticeships

The Link Between Essential Skills and Success in Apprenticeship Training (2007)

An Analysis of Selected Essential Skills Initiatives Across Canada – Final report

This report was prepared by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum, a not-for-profit organization that promotes and supports the apprenticeship training and education systems in Canada.

Research completed for this project suggests that there is a strong connection between an Essential Skills (ES) strategy and greater success in apprenticeship training, and in the workplace.

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2014-04-16

Promoting Essential Skills and Apprenticeship Training in Aboriginal Communities Across Canada (2011)

A Summary of Discussion Findings

This report summarizes key findings from 29 workshops held in Aboriginal communities across Canada between December 2010 and June 2011 to create awareness about Essential Skills (ES) tools. Workshop participants included employment counsellors who work with Aboriginal clients, as well as economic development officers, apprenticeship counsellors, and trades program coordinators.

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2014-04-10

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.

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2014-03-31

Information for Apprentices in Block Training [Video – 7:50] (2013)

Apprenticeship programs give students the chance to combine technical training in the classroom with extensive, progressive on-the-job training.

This video, prepared by the Government of New Brunswick, offers practical advice for apprentices preparing for a block of classroom learning. It was produced by Outreach Productions - Integrated Creative.

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2014-03-26

Educator Resource Guide: Connecting Employers and Apprentices Across Ontario (2013)

The materials in this package have been developed by www.apprenticesearch.com, a not-for-profit website committed to both increasing public awareness about apprenticeship and to connecting employers and job-seekers across Ontario. Funded by Employment Ontario, the site is overseen by the Halton Industry Education Council.

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2014-02-12

The Impact of Technology on Apprenticeship Training in Canada (2013)

This report looks at the degree to which apprenticeship training is being affected by the implementation of new technologies. It is based on 51 interviews with employers, employer associations, college instructors, and trainers, along with a scan of relevant national and international sources on the topic.

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2013-12-19

Integrating Essential Skills into Apprenticeship Training: Guide for Aboriginal Stakeholders (2013)

This guide provides information on how to support the development of Essential Skills (ES) interventions in pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs aimed at Aboriginal learners.

The guide includes sections explaining how apprenticeship works and defining related terms; resources needed to establish a program; how to launch and market a program; evaluating the effectiveness of a program; and ensuring sustainability.

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2013-12-17

Effective Journeyperson Apprentice Mentoring On-the-Job: Tips, Strategies, and Resources (2013)

This report highlights six workplace practices that support journeyperson trainers and, ultimately, enhance apprentice training experiences. It is based on more than 80 interviews with employers, journeypersons, apprentices and trainers, with additional input from the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum’s working group.

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2013-12-09

Ontario's Secondary School and Apprenticeship Reforms: Enhancing the Public Education System (1998)

The Ontario government is reforming secondary education and apprenticeship programs to help youth make the transition from school to work to adulthood.

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2013-11-20

New Brunswick Youth Apprenticeship Program: Balancing Academic Aspirations with Labour Force Requirements (1998)

The New Brunswick Department of Education’s Youth Apprenticeship Program aims to meet the demand for educated and skilled workers, and to ease the transition between school and work.

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