For the Future: Canadian Apprenticeship Forum to update 2009 study on ROI in apprenticeship

Victoria, British Columbia ⁠— British Columbians and skilled trades employers will soon learn more about the economic value of apprenticeships, thanks to a study funded by the B.C. government and the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA).  In 2006 and 2009, CAF-FCA conducted two national studies to calculate the economic return on training investment for skilled trades […]

Apprenticeship Agenda: Canadian Apprenticeship Forum establishes National Research Agenda

Ottawa, Ontario — The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) has launched Canada’s first National Apprenticeship Research Agenda.  This agenda provides a three-year framework for priority areas of research as it relates to the Canadian apprenticeship system.  It will shape the organization’s world-class research by identifying and conducting research that supports organizational goals outlined in CAF-FCA’s 2021-2024 […]

Supporting women in the trades from coast-to-coast

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario — November 7, 2018 — More than 350 delegates from all across the Canadian trades industry gathered together for the first-ever supporting women in the trades conference held at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront, in Nova Scotia.  Hosted by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF), the two-day event kicked off on Tuesday […]

Webinar: Apprentice perspectives on workplace training in the skilled trades

Apprentices spend 80 to 90 percent of their time at the workplace learning from an employer and a journeyperson mentor.

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario — April 24, 2018 –– The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) has announced it will be hosting a webinar on May 16, featuring the perspectives of apprentices on workplace training issues.    According to CAF, apprentices spend 80 to 90 percent of their time at the workplace learning from an […]