The skill and ability of the next generation of skilled trades professionals rely in large part on the mentors who teach them. Apprentices in the skilled trades need strong workplace supports to become certified, making journeyperson mentors crucial to apprenticeship success.
With an aging skilled trades workforce and ongoing requirements for 5skilled tradespeople to keep Canada’s construction, motive power, industrial and service sectors running, attracting youth to the skilled trades is essential.
Ottawa (Ontario) – March 27, 2013 – Technology is having a profound impact on the nature of the skilled trades, apprenticeship training and journeyperson skills requirements, a report released today by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum – Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage (CAF-FCA) advises.
The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce its intention to continue operations beyond March 31, 2013, when operational funding through the federal Sector Council Program ends.
Saskatchewan Minister of Education, the Honourable Russ Marchuk, announced during the opening ceremonies of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum’s 2012 national conference that the Government of Saskatchewan was declaring the first week of June “Skilled Trades Week.”
As the lead sponsor of the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum’s national conference June 3 to 5, 2012, Suncor Energy is committed to being part of the conversation on building skilled talent across Canada.