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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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OCOT Names New Registrar

Don Gosen, chair of the Board of Governors of the Ontario College of Trades (College)—professional regulatory body that regulates and promotes Ontario’s 156 trades in the public interest—today announced the appointment of George Gritziotis as Registrar and CEO, effective October 16, 2017. Gritziotis replaces outgoing College Registrar and CEO David Tsubouchi, who had announced his… Read more »

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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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2018 National Apprenticeship Conference

This popular biennial event attracts more than 500 apprenticeship stakeholders to sessions that highlight promising practices and innovative solutions related to apprenticeship training. The 2016 edition, Apprenticeship: Hands on the Future included an exhibitor trade show, more than sixty speakers and an interactive session on the Future of Apprenticeship in Canada, which will inform an… Read more »

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Share Examples of Programs for Indigenous Youth

CAF-FCA is implementing a research project to identify high school programs and other youth-focused initiatives that provide hands-on and/or experiential opportunities to Indigenous youth with a view to helping them explore, enter and succeed in the skilled trades. Information will be summarized into a report for high school educators and Indigenous education and training organizations…. Read more »

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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.


Innovations in Apprenticeship: A Two-day Apprenticeship Workshop

October 26, 2017   •  starting at 8:00am EDT to
October 27, 2017   •  at 3:00pm EDTDelta Ottawa City Centre

This event will focus on alternate delivery of apprenticeship technical training, including how new approaches are accommodating under-represented groups.  We want to discuss how apprenticeship training is adapting to technology trends and calls for diversity, while continuing to develop the highly-skilled tradespeople required by the Canadian economy.  *THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY FULL View the agenda… Read more »

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The Future of Apprenticeship in Canada: Technical Training webinar

October 31, 2017   •  1:00PM EDTonline

In part seven of the Future of Apprenticeship in Canada series, we welcome Dalton Mervold, Program Head, School of Transportation at Saskatchewan Polytechnic to talk about their innovative project to delivering engaging online materials, reducing on campus time for apprentices, and improve apprentice outcomes.

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National Conference on Youth Employment in the Skilled Trades

November 9, 2017   •  8:30am ESTAlgonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology, Ottawa, ON

On November 9, 2017 in Ottawa, ON, we will be asking youth participants to share their views about opportunities and barriers to careers in the skilled trades.  They will be encouraged to share experiences and propose solutions regarding youth unemployment and career awareness.  For more information, contact racean@caf-fca.org.

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The Future of Apprenticeship in Canada: Career Awareness webinar

November 14, 2017   •  1:00PM ESTonline

CAF-FCA is pleased to welcome guest presenter Trent Soholt, Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council. He will share the success of the NSCSC Trades Exhibition Hall – a unique venue that offers students, job seekers, employment counsellors, teachers and the public an opportunity to experience construction occupations in a tangible way.

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The Future of Apprenticeship in Canada: Impact of Technology webinar

December 13, 2017   •  1:00PM ESTonline

Bobby Watt, founder of RJW Stonemasons joins us on December 13 for the last topic in our Future of Apprenticeship in Canada web series, The Impact of Technology.  He will share how his team of tradespeople adopted and adapted modern technologies to suit the unique requirements of the of the West Block Rehabilitation Project.

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National Conference

This popular biennial event attracts more than 500 apprenticeship stakeholders to sessions that highlight promising practices and innovative solutions related to apprenticeship training.

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Current Initiatives

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