Work Based Learning for Youth at Risk: Getting Employers on Board

April 12th, 2017

One in six young people in OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) countries is not in employment, education or training, and of these, two-thirds are not actively looking for work, thus raising both immediate and longer-term challenges for individuals … Continue reading

Hiring and Retaining Aboriginal Apprentices: An Action Plan for Employers

March 30th, 2017

Hiring Indigenous apprentices today ensures a company will have a future workforce composed of skilled Indigenous workers and have strong business relationships with Indigenous communities. This guide by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum provides Canadian employers in the mining, oil and … Continue reading

Student outcome survey shows apprenticeship training in B.C. pays off

December 23rd, 2016

Since 2005, the BC Ministry of Advanced Education and BCStats have been conducting a province-wide annual survey of former apprenticeship students in British Columbia along with graduates of other post-secondary programs, which are delivered through 19 BC public post-secondary institutions … Continue reading

If at First You Don’t Succeed: Toward an Adult Education and Training Strategy for Canada

November 10th, 2015

This study published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy reviews the landscape of formal adult learning in Canada. The authors examine the population of adult learners who might benefit from additional education or training and provide an analysis … Continue reading

Employers Guide to Partnering with Disability Employment Services

September 23rd, 2014

This is a simple guide book to assist Australian businesses to better understand and partner with disability employment services to recruit from the entire talent pool and make it easier for candidates with disabilities to get and keep jobs. Continue reading

Making It Work: On-the Job Training in Apprenticeship

November 27th, 2012

Provides information for employers on how to develop successful on-the-job training for apprentices. The guide includes examples of best practices, sample training plan that would help employers identify training objectives, and checklist for employers and apprentices to use to evaluate the on-the-job training program. Continue reading

ITA Essential Skills

November 20th, 2012

A skills assessment tool that is designed to help people interested in the trades develop essential skills that are pertinent to have a successful career in trades. Outlines of essential skills used in specific trades occupations and different assessments available for each trade make it easy for individuals to focus and see how essential skills can be applied to specific trades. Continue reading