Vocational training

Exploring Automotive Trades - Workbook (2014)

The present document is part of a project focussing on LBS and Apprenticeship titled: “Supporting Clients through Curriculum Development.” You can complete a self-assessment to help determine a career exploration choice. Other tasks included are: watch a short video to learn the truth about the myths of apprenticeship; define unfamiliar trade vocabulary in a Training Standard document; interpret a Sectors and Trades Chart.

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2014-06-02

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

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

Preparing for Carpenter Training (2009)

This document is designed to assess the readiness of anyone planning to enter the carpentry trade. It offers an opportunity to practise the skills of reading text, document use, and numeracy, and also provides a review of the math foundation skills that will be needed during technical training.

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2013-10-01

A Guide to Apprenticeship Support Tools & Resources Available in Northern Ontario (2013)

This guide was developed for the project “Supporting Apprenticeship Completions: A Model of Service Provision.” Funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU), the project’s objective was to develop ways to help those who start apprenticeship programs in remote Northern Ontario communities to complete the programs and get their trade credentials.

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2013-09-24

Supporting Apprenticeship Completions: A Model of Service Provision – Consultation Report (2013)

This consultation report is part of a project designed to close the gap between the number of people who start apprenticeship programs in remote locations in Northern Ontario and the number who actually complete the programs and receive their trade credentials. The project’s objective is to identify and pilot models for supporting those apprentices.

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2013-09-16

Improving Apprentices' Success in Training and on the Job: Knowledge Sharing Webinar (2013)

The goal of this webinar, presented in March 2013 by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES) of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), was to discuss innovative ideas for improving apprentices’ success in training and on the job.

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2013-07-15

Tembec Mills: New Hope For Pine Falls – Case study (2011)

This is a case study of how community partners teamed up with the federal and provincial governments to help a small town cope with the loss of its biggest employer.

The Tembec newsprint mill opened in 1926 in the small community of Pine Falls, Manitoba. In the face of declining North American newsprint sales, the mill closed permanently in September 2010.

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2013-07-10

The Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ) Vocational Training Programs for Workers in the Construction Industry – Case Study (2011)

This document describes the organization and workings of the Commission de la construction du Québec (CCQ), a joint union-employer organization that offers more than a thousand training programs for the 26 trades and 30 occupations in the construction sector in Quebec.

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2013-07-05

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