Vocational training

Essential Skills Manual: Cabinetmaker (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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2011-06-28

Professional Skills Record: Cabinetmaker (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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2011-06-28

Professional Skills Record: Carpenter (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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2011-06-13

Essential Skills Manual: Carpenter (2010)

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This manual is one of the resources developed for the Trade Essentials program, which was designed to help clients improve their Essential Skills so they are better prepared to advance in their chosen career. The goal of Trade Essentials is to provide a seamless learning path leading to trades certification.

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2011-06-13

Adult Education in the Fishing Industry [Video - 3:48] (2009)

This video, about four minutes in length, is part of a series prepared by the Adult Learning Knowledge Centre of the Canadian Council on Learning.

The video focuses on a fishing village in the Magdalen Islands area of Quebec. Several fishers talk about the growing need for vocational training and upgrading in the fishing industry as equipment becomes more sophisticated and regulations more complicated.

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2011-04-20

Workplace accommodations for persons with disabilities in the skilled trades (2009)

A preliminary investigation

This study was undertaken by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) to find out more about workplace accommodations and to assess the current situation for persons with disabilities in the skilled trades.

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2011-04-01

What's Happening in Apprenticeship Now (2009)

Stakeholders' Feedback on the Barriers to Apprenticeship: Final Report

This report follows up on a 2004 study by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) on the barriers to apprenticeship training in Canada. That study found nine barriers, including negative attitudes towards apprenticeship and a poor image of trades; concerns about apprentices’ basic and essential skills; a lack of support for trades within school systems; and a lack of resources to support apprenticeship.

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2011-03-29

It pays to hire an apprentice: Calculating the Return on Training Investment for Skilled Trades Employers in Canada (2009)

A Study of 16 Trades - Phase II: Final Report

In this study, carried out by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) during 2008, almost 1,000 employers in 16 different trades in a variety of sectors completed a survey on the costs and benefits of apprenticeship training.

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2011-03-29

Creating Diversity and Career Opportunities in the Skilled Trades (2011)

Case Studies of Organizations Assisting Visible Minority/ Racialized Groups Seeking a Career in the Skilled Trades

Produced under the guidance of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF), this report focuses on eight programs that connect members of visible minority/racialized groups with employers in the skilled trades.

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2011-03-25

Employer Apprenticeship Supports in Canada: An Overview (2010)

This document is based on a study carried out by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) to determine what mechanisms are available to support employers in the hiring and retention of apprentices.

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2011-03-22

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