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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

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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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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Outstanding Response to YOUR PLACE Program

Applications to the YOUR PLACE workplace readiness program designed for LNG Canada’s Kitimat project in northern BC has surpassed expectations of partners, Women Building Futures and JGC Fluor. More than 1,000 applications have been received since the program launched at CAF-FCA’s Supporting Women in Trades Conference in June 2019.

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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.

Events

Webinar – Improving Student well-being in Canada

February 19, 2020   •  1:00pmOnline

Post-secondary students in Canada face a myriad of sources of stress that can impact their mental health. In fact, 46% of students told the 2016 National College Health Assessment (Canadian Reference Group) they were so depressed in the previous year it was difficult to function, and 65% reported feeling overwhelming anxiety. The Mental Health Commission… Read more »

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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 and Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters invite members of the apprenticeship community to participate in a one-day event to learn about results from pilot initiatives conducted by SkillSource BC, the Piping Industry Technical College and First Peoples Development, Inc. and the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency. Registration coming soon.

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