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January 2017
Welcome to our first issue of 2017!  Throughout the coming year, we will continue to showcase the latest news in apprenticeship, for  the entire apprenticeship community. 

Another way to stay in the loop is to catch CAF-FCA on social media.  Follow us on LinkedIn YouTube , Facebook and Twitter where we share a variety of content and resources on a daily basis.  

If you have a question, you can always reach us at:  Happy New Year!
Career Workshops for Youth
Tackling Unemployment Through the Trades
Edmonton Roundtable - March 2nd
Addressing the Essential Skills Gap
Many apprenticeship stakeholders identify essential skills - from literacy and math to problem-solving and computer skills - as common areas of weakness among apprentices.   This session will highlight how stakeholders are currently working to address essential skills deficits among apprentices and the impact of these initiatives on progression and completion.  

Please join us in Edmonton, Alberta on March 2nd for the latest insights from CAF-FCA, a panel presentation and group discussion.  For more information and to register, click here.
Help Us Recruit
Apprentices in Canada ePanel

The  Apprentices in Canada ePanel  allows us to better understand apprentice experiences across the country.  By surveying apprentices online, we are learning more about the barriers they experience and developing targeted solutions.  Our aim is to support apprentice learning and success by sharing insights with apprenticeship stakeholders across the country.

Recruitment is ongoing - help us spread the word to your apprentice contacts!  Send them to:

Canadian Apprenticeship Journal
Call For Articles
The federal government is currently funding ten pilot projects as part of its Flexibility and Innovation in Apprenticeship Technical Training initiative. These pilots are experimenting with online learning, upfront training, mobile labs and simulator training. As part of its efforts to broaden discussion on this topic, CAF-FCA invites practitioners, jurisdictional apprenticeship authorities, researchers and other stakeholders to submit articles for an upcoming issue of the Canadian Apprenticeship Journal.

Deadline for submissions is April 28, 2017.  Read more information and guidelines here.
Live Web Event - January 26
Careers in Trades: A Guide to Apprenticeship
Teachers, parents and career counsellors will learn more about apprenticeship by watching this introductory presentation.  CAF-FCA will de-bunk common myths, provide insight on how to undertake an apprenticeship, and highlight resources available to discover and create awareness about the skilled trades.

Register by visiting our Upcoming Events page.
Tradespeople Wanted
Job Talks Survey
Researchers at George Brown College are looking for new ways to help promote skilled trades careers to young people.  

Through the Job Talks national survey, a new understanding of the traits and career aspirations of tradespeople will be translated into resources that will allow youth to see themselves in the job market.

Are you a certified journeyperson?  Complete the survey here.
Nova Scotia
Hiring Immigrants For Success Summit
Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) is hosting an event in Halifax on February 10th fo r employers and HR professionals to learn about hiring strategies and resources available to help recruit and retain immigrant employees.

Get more information and register here.
Wheels to College Program Alleviates Barrier
A collaboration between Suncor, Walpole Island, Aamjiwnaang First Nation and Lambton College in Sarnia is helping students get to school with a daily shuttle service.

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