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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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Task Force to Guide National Strategy for Women in Trades

CAF-FCA Announces National Strategy for Women in Trades to be Developed by 2020  

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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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ED’s Blog

This quarter, Executive Director France Daviault reflects on her first six months at CAF-FCA.

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Current Initiatives

Find out about the work CAF-FCA is undertaking on behalf of the Canadian apprenticeship community.  Current project topics include Apprentice Demand LMI and Evaluating Success in Pre-Apprenticeship.  

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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

2020 National Apprenticeship Conference

May 24, 2020
May 26, 2020Calgary, AB

The 2020 conference will highlight initiatives, programs and strategies that help attract and retain top talent. This requires an understanding of how to breakdown the stigma associated with skilled trades careers and engage youth, underrepresented groups, parents and educators to actively promote apprenticeship as a first-choice career path.

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Employer Consortia: Best Practices from Pilots

September 17, 2020   •  8:00amOttawa, ON

CAF-FCA invites members of the apprenticeship community to participate in a one-day event to learn about results from pilot initiatives conducted by the Consortium for Manufacturing Excellence. Registration coming soon.

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Why Hire an Apprentice?

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