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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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Call for CAF-FCA Board Nominations

In preparation for CAF-FCA’s Annual General Meeting on October 26, 2017 in Ottawa, we are calling for nominations to fill seats subject to election.  Interested members should complete and submit a nomination form.Nominees must have a current and direct relationship to a member organization in good standing at the Champion, Patron or Supporter level. Nominations… Read more »

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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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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.


The Future of Apprenticeship in Canada: Welcoming Workplaces

September 20, 2017   •  1:00pmLive Webinar

Diverse groups struggle to secure employment in the skilled trades and those who do report feelings of isolation. The ability to retain underrepresented groups requires efforts to address workplace readiness and awareness, provide mentors and develop resources to help overcome barriers. At this live webinar, we’ll share the most common challenges faced across the country,… Read more »

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Integrating Newcomers into Alberta’s Apprenticeship System

September 19, 2017   •  8:30amSouthern Alberta Institute of Technology

Many apprenticeship stakeholders identify language barriers, essential skills and other competency deficits as common areas of weakness among immigrant apprentices. This session will highlight how stakeholders are currently working to help this group address challenges, access supports and measure the impact of current initiatives on apprentice progression and completion. Participant feedback will help to inform… Read more »

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Innovations in Apprenticeship: A Two-day Apprenticeship Workshop

October 26, 2017   •  8:00am
October 27, 2017   •  3:00pmDelta Ottawa City Centre

Plan to join us on October 26 & 27 as CAF-FCA hosts Innovations in Apprenticeship at the Delta City Centre in Ottawa.  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,… Read more »

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National Conference on Youth Employment in the Skilled Trades

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

CAF-FCA is interested in engaging diverse youth in a conversation about careers in the skilled trades.  On November 9, 2017 in Ottawa, ON, we will be asking 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… Read more »

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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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