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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.

Latest News

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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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 Launches National Strategy for Supporting Women in the Trades

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) has published a first of its kind, National Strategy for Supporting Women in Trades. In 2019, CAF-FCA led a task force of more than 60 skilled trades stakeholders to guide and inform a strategy to create measurable change for women’s representation in skilled trades careers in Canada. The industry driven… Read more »

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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 the Apprentice Demand Labour Market Information, Inclusive Pre-Apprenticeship Pathways Program and the National Strategy for Supporting Women in Trades.  

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CAF-FCA Board Appoints New Chair

The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lionel Railton, RSE, CEB, PPAC as the new Chair of our Board of Directors.

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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

National Apprenticeship Conference

February 22, 2021
February 23, 2021Virtual

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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