Vocational training

Employers and Apprenticeship in Canada (2011)

This report summarizes information on employers’ hiring practices and attitudes toward apprenticeship, based on surveys completed in February 2011 with employers in the skilled trades from across Canada. The report builds on baseline data obtained by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) in 2006.

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2011-12-06

Insights from Canada's Apprenticeship Community: Impacts and Next Steps (2011)

Final Report

In 2011, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) commissioned a study to measure the impact of its work, with particular emphasis on determining if barriers to apprenticeship training have been reduced in recent years; understanding future priorities for the apprenticeship community; and providing insight into how CAF can best serve the apprenticeship community.

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2011-12-06

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.

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2011-12-02

Professional Skills Record: Metal Fabricator (2010)

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This handbook is designed to help skilled trades journeypersons manage the learning of their apprentices who are using a professional skills record (PSR). The PSR is used to provide a fair and objective assessment tool to record the apprentice’s skills and learning.

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2011-11-22

Essential Skills Manual: Metal Fabricator (2010)

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The Trade Essentials program was designed to help clients improve their essential skills so they are better prepared to advance in their chosen career. The goal is to provide a seamless learning path to trades certification.

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2011-11-22

Essential Skills Manual: Oil Burner Mechanic (2010)

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The Trade Essentials program was designed to help clients improve their essential skills so they are better prepared to advance in their chosen career. The goal is to provide a seamless learning path to trades certification.

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2011-11-10

Professional Skills Record: Oil Burner Mechanic (2010)

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This handbook is designed to help skilled trades journeypersons manage the learning of their apprentices who are using a professional skills record (PSR). The PSR is used to provide a fair and objective assessment tool to record the apprentice’s skills and learning.

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2011-11-10

Menial No More: A Discussion Paper on Advancing our Workforce through Digital Skills (2011)

This report was prepared by the Ontario Literacy Coalition (OLC), now called Essential Skills Ontario. It focuses on a growing gap between the traditional understanding of the labour market and its relationship to technology. New technologies are filtering down into all sectors of the economy and the result is that jobs once considered menial now require a set of complex digital skills.

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2011-10-28

Skills Development Fact Sheet: Skills Development for SMEs (2011)

The authors provide brief descriptions of a variety of programs developed by sector councils to provide skills development for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s). Sector councils are industry‐led partnerships that bring together representatives from business, labour, education, and other professional groups to address sector‐wide human resource issues.

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2011-08-26

Professional Skills Record: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic (2010)

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This handbook is designed to help skilled trades journeypersons manage the learning of their apprentices who are using a professional skills record (PSR). The PSR is used to provide a fair and objective assessment tool to record the apprentice’s skills and learning.

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2011-08-16

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