Vocational education

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

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

Pre-Trades Training for Northern Women (2008)

An Inventory of Existing Pre-Trades Training Programs for Women in the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut Territory

Within the next decade, a large number of new tradespeople will be required to fill jobs in the mining, oil and gas, and construction sectors in Canada’s three territories. Unless northern women are prepared to enter trades occupations in large numbers, those positions will probably be filled by workers from outside the territories and, possibly, from outside of Canada.

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2013-11-08

Chrysler Canada Ltd.'s Windsor Experiment: Benchmarking Against Global Best Practices (1998)

Chrysler Canada is helping to develop the workers of the future by enhancing its employees’ generic employability skills, and by benchmarking the apprenticeship training programs it builds upon these skills against global best practices.

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2013-10-09

Case Study: Steamfitter/Pipefitter Initiative 2010 - Workplace Essential Skills Training (2012)

This document focuses on the case of six pipefitters in Saint John, New Brunswick, who had all repeatedly failed the Red Seal exam, a national certification program that allows qualified tradespeople to practise in any province or territory in Canada. While all of them were highly respected by employers and colleagues, they faced losing their trade certification if they didn’t pass the exam.

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2013-05-24

Using Essential Skills: On the Job with an Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) (2010)

In this booklet, the authors describe a typical day for an industrial mechanic, also known as a millwright, to show how he uses Essential Skills on the job.

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2013-04-22

Using Essential Skills: On the Job with a Hairstylist (2010)

In this booklet, the authors focus on a typical day to explain how a hairstylist uses Essential Skills in her work.

The hairstylist begins her day by reading appointment schedules and client history cards, which are examples of document use. She relies on numeracy and reading skills to follow the instructions for measuring and mixing ingredients to prepare a colour treatment for a client.

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2013-04-09

Using Essential Skills: On the Job with a Sheet Metal Worker (2010)

In this booklet, the authors follow a sheet metal worker on the job to show how he uses Essential Skills in his work.

He begins his day by using oral communications skills to get more information from a client, then uses critical thinking to design a structure to connect two ducts. Numeracy skills are required to measure existing ducts.

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2013-03-26

Using Essential Skills: On the Job with a Machinist (2010)

The authors of this booklet follow a machinist in the aerospace industry through a typical day to illustrate how he uses Essential Skills in his work.

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2013-02-15

Essential Skills for Success as a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic (2011)

This document provides a look at how a refrigeration and air conditioning mechanic uses Essential Skills in the workplace. It is part of a series prepared by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC).

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2012-11-15

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