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News & Events

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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CAF-FCA Presents Build A Dream Calgary

Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) will be the Presenting Sponsor for the Calgary Career Discovery Expo to be held at the Telus Convention Centre immediately following the closing session of the 2020 National Apprenticeship Conference, May 24 -26.

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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 a National Strategy for Supporting Women in Trades, Apprentice Demand LMI and Evaluating Success in Pre-Apprenticeship.  

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Conestoga College to Open Skilled Trades Training Campus

Conestoga College has purchased a 250,000 square foot former manufacturing plant in Cambridge, ON where they will develop a new Skilled Trades Training campus.  The facility is scheduled to open in 2021.

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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.


Webinar – Future of Training: Exploring Apprentice Learning Environments

June 4, 2020   •  1:00pmOnline

Athabasca University leads the way in Canada when it comes to online and distance learning. Delivering courses exclusively through online and distance learning, Athabasca University thinks outside the box to explore the art of what is possible when you use the tools and technology available to you. Join us for a live webinar with Athabasca… Read more »

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National Apprenticeship Conference

February 21, 2021
February 23, 2021Calgary, AB

The 2021 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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