What is an Apprenticeship? (from careersintrade.ca)
Apprenticeship is a form of post-secondary training that teaches the skills and competencies necessary to perform tasks to an industry standard. Apprenticeship training provides the opportunity for hands-on learning under the direction of a certified journeyperson, with the ability to earn while you learn. The training combines alternating periods of on-the-job (80 to 85%) and technical training (15 to 20%). Technical training can occur at a college, a union training centre, a private trainer or online. Once the apprentice has completed the required hours and/or modules for the trade, the apprentice can write a certification exam. Apprenticeship is regulated by the provinces and territories, creating 13 unique systems geared to the labour market needs and conditions in each region of Canada.
Canada also has a standard of excellence known as the Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program. It is offered in 55 trades. Through the Program, tradespersons obtain an endorsement on their provincial/territorial certificates by successfully completing an interprovincial exam, making it easier for them to move between provinces or territories, and employers.
CNLA is a proud Apprenticeship Supporter for Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF). For 15 years, CAF has been providing research; facilitating dialogue and promoting apprenticeship by creating opportunities to share successes and talk about common issues. They have contributed to local, regional and national solutions as a non-profit connecting Canada's apprenticeship community.
Canada Apprentice Loan (January 8, 2015): http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2015/01/08/canada-apprentice-loan
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