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April 2017

CAF-FCA staff have been on the road this spring hosting career awareness workshops, regional roundtables and recruiting at college campuses for the Apprentices in Canada ePanel.

It is always inspiring to get out and engage with our stakeholders across the country.  We welcome your participation in our efforts to support world-class apprenticeship systems throughout Canada.

Keep an eye on our Upcoming Events page or contact us about events in your area.
New Survey Available 
Future of Apprenticeship Web Series
Regional Roundtable - Winnipeg
Building Blocks for Youth Success in the Trades
New Video Resources
Aboriginal Engagement
Across the country, savvy organizations are building strategic partnerships and integrating Aboriginal apprentices into their skilled trades workforces.  Two new web resources have just been posted, created in partnership with stakeholders to offer tips that can be used in workplaces.

Canada's largest private-sector union,   Unifor  - a CAF-FCA Champion member - shares its strategies for creating a welcoming workplace and retaining employees from diverse groups.  

Learn about Manitoba  Hydro's  commitment to hiring and discover policies and best practices that have led this major energy utility to employ an 18% Indigenous workforce.  

More resources are available on our YouTube Channel.
National Youth Employment Conference
Youth + Jobs = Better Future
Building on regional workshops held earlier in the year, CAF-FCA is inviting youth from across Canada to participate in a discussion about youth employment and learn about the excellent opportunities in the skilled trades.  We will host a National Conference on Youth Employment on November 9, 2017 in Ottawa.

Youth are invited to share their ideas and strategies for overcoming youth unemployment and/or engaging young people in the skilled trades.  Twenty youth from across the country will be invited to the National Capital (travel and accommodation provided) to participate in the conference.

Learn more here.
Pre-Apprenticeship Funding for Conestoga
Conestoga College's Guelph Trades campus will receive $250,000 of Ontario's $14 million Pre-Apprenticeship Training funding program.  The investment will boost readiness of students entering a variety of the school's trade apprenticeship programs.

Spotlight on Aboriginal Role Models
Saskatchewan Polytechnic features Aboriginal student role models on the Catch Your Career Dreams page of their website.  Monique Wills, a pipefitter from the James Smith Cree Nation, is among them.

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