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Stay connected to the latest news in the apprenticeship community and find out when CAF-FCA is holding an event in your area.

CAF-FCA publishes two electronic newsletters per month. Apprenticeship Intelligence, a member-only publication, keeps our members informed about CAF-FCA’s projects, research and activities. Apprenticeship News is available to the apprenticeship community at large — reaching more 6,000 stakeholders with updates from across Canada and around the world.

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Apprentices in Canada ePanel

As an apprentice, you work in a rapidly changing, technology-intensive environment. You face the competing pressures of employment and technical training, and the need to excel in both to complete your apprenticeship. You might not realize there’s a community of stakeholders behind you. Made up of employers, unions, educators, regulators and many others, the apprenticeship… Read more »

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New Trades Facility in Campbell River

North Island College is building a $17 million facility to house its Heavy Duty Mechanical Foundation and Apprenticeship programs.

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Women Gaining Ground in Automotive Trades

Efforts to increase female participation in the skilled trades are yielding results for the Automotive Refinishing Technician program at Vancouver Community College.

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Message from New CAF-FCA Executive Director

On October 1, 2018, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum welcomed France Daviault as Executive Director.  Read her letter to stakeholders and be sure to introduce yourself to her at an upcoming CAF-FCA event.

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CAF-FCA hosts in-person and virtual events designed to give the apprenticeship community opportunities to share best practices and collaborate to address common challenges. Regional roundtables occur across the country, bringing local stakeholders together to discuss various topics, learn from apprenticeship research and discover new resources. Interactive online events provide one-hour sessions to showcase promising initiatives and programs from every corner of Canada. Every two years, CAF-FCA organizes a national conference, bringing together more than 500 apprenticeship stakeholders to share ideas and discuss ways to enhance Canada’s apprenticeship systems.

Events

Member Webinar – Financial Incentives

February 20, 2019   •  1:00pm EDTONLINE

CAF-FCA implemented a survey with  ePanel members to better understand how many apprentices take advantage of the financial supports available.  Respondents were asked about barriers experienced during training, awareness of financial supports, the application process, challenges when applying for supports and if financial supports influenced their decision to enter or complete an apprenticeship.

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Best Practices for Inclusive Workplaces

February 28, 2019   •  8:00am
February 28, 2019   •  12:30pmVancouver Airport Marriott Hotel

Join us and get practical ideas from skilled tradespeople, employers and community organizations that contribute to a welcoming workplace. Provide your input and help support more opportunities for traditionally under-represented workers interested in apprenticeship and skilled trades careers.  

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Pre-Apprenticeship Consultation

March 4, 2019   •  8:30amThunder Bay, ON

As part of a new project, CAF-FCA is inviting members of the apprenticeship community to participate in one-day consultation session on pre-apprenticeship.  This work is being funded by Employment and Social Development Canada and will inform future efforts related to pre-apprenticeship programming.

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Pre-Apprenticeship Consultation

March 12, 2019   •  8:30amWinnipeg, MB

As part of a new project, CAF-FCA is inviting members of the apprenticeship community to participate in one-day consultation session on pre-apprenticeship.  This work is being funded by Employment and Social Development Canada and will inform future efforts related to pre-apprenticeship programming.

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Pre-Apprenticeship Consultation

March 19, 2019   •  8:30amSt. John's NL

As part of a new project, CAF-FCA is inviting members of the apprenticeship community to participate in one-day consultation session on pre-apprenticeship.  This work is being funded by Employment and Social Development Canada and will inform future efforts related to pre-apprenticeship programming.

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