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Skilled Trades Careers Negate Youth/Parent Perceptions

Posted on October 7th, 2015

Ottawa (Ontario)  – Though parents and youth say they believe career opportunities in the skilled trades to be limited, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) published a new national report today indicating the opposite is true….

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Wages Go Up with Improved Essential Skills

Posted on April 27th, 2015

Ottawa (Ontario) – Though most Canadians don’t like to admit to essential skills deficiencies, a new report from the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) suggests that individuals stand to earn more by investing in upgrading skills…

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Canada Apprentice Loan Recognizes Critical Role of Tradespeople

Posted on January 12th, 2015

Ottawa (Ontario) – The recent launch of the Canada Apprentice Loan stands to help overcome one of the key barriers apprentices face to returning to technical training, according to the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA). “Apprentices across…

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Educators call for better tools to teach skilled trades

Posted on December 10th, 2014

Ottawa (Ontario) – With 91 per cent of educators convinced skilled tradespeople will always be in demand, there is a strong case for connecting students to hands-on activities and accurate employment data, suggests a report…

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Parents continue to favour university

Posted on October 15th, 2014

Ottawa (Ontario) – More than half of parents favour university as a post-secondary option and one in four believe the trades are for weak students, according to a report released today by the Canadian Apprenticeship…

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Business Case for Essential Skills Training in the Skilled Trades

Posted on September 24th, 2014

Ottawa (Ontario) – There is a business case that supports investment by skilled trades employers in essential skills training, according to a report released today by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum – Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage…

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What Youth Think About the Skilled Trades

Posted on October 10th, 2013

Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum – Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage (CAF-FCA) provides fresh insights into the way youth across Canada perceive the skilled trades in its latest report, Apprenticeship Analysis: Youth Perceptions of…

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Mentors Lead to Apprentice Success

Posted on June 3rd, 2013

Ottawa, Ontario – 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…

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Canadian Apprenticeship Journal: Engaging Youth in the Trades

Posted on May 15th, 2013

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. Across the country, organizations…

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Technology Changing the Nature of the Skilled Trades

Posted on March 27th, 2013

Ottawa (Ontario) – 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…

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