Creating Space: Federal government invests $247 million into opening apprenticeship positions

Halifax, Nova Scotia — Federal officials made quite the splash at the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum’s 2022 National Apprenticeship Conference in Halifax this week, announcing a nearly $247 million into 13 projects geared towards setting up small and medium-sized businesses with the ability to offer apprenticeship training opportunities. The government says in its press release that […]

Workers Wanted: Apprentice job shortage continues, even internationally

Hertfordshire, England — A report by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) confirms what some Canadians have worried about–apprenticeship recruitment isn’t rising. The total number of automotive apprentice certificates issued in the U.K. in 2021 Q3 was 25,862, 34 percent higher than 2020 Q3. However, comparing this quarter to pre-pandemic levels, certificate numbers are still […]

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 […]