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May 2017

Through our monthly newsletters, we have the opportunity to share outstanding initiatives in apprenticeship training taking across Canada.   Canada's Building Trades Mentorship Alliance is a collaboration between Canada's Building Trades Unions, NB-MAP and Mentorship Matters ™.  The group has produced a video highlighting the importance of mentors.

If you know of an innovative apprenticeship activity in your region, let us know at  
Regional Roundtable - Winnipeg
Building Blocks for Youth Success in the Trades
Future of Apprenticeship Web Series
Save the Date
2-Day Apprenticeship Workshop
Plan to join us on October 26 & 27 as CAF-FCA hosts a two-day workshop at the Delta City Centre in Ottawa. This event will focus on alternate delivery of apprenticeship technical training, including how new approaches are accommodating under-represented groups.  We want to discuss how apprenticeship training is adapting to technology trends and calls for diversity, while continuing to develop the highly-skilled tradespeople required by the Canadian economy.  2017's "can't miss" apprenticeship event!

Watch future newsletters for the full workshop agenda. Space will be limited - to receive event updates, sign up here.
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.
Nominations Open
Red Seal Award of Excellence
The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship (CCDA) has opened nominations for the Red Seal Award of Excellence.   A provincial, territorial or federal staff member/technical training provider working within the apprenticeship system will receive the award in recognition of inspirational leadership in the development and promotion of apprenticeship and trade certification.

Submit your nomination here before June 30, 2017.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Honouring Women in the Trades
CAF-FCA staff were in attendance last week when the Office to Advance Women Apprentices (OAWA) held an event to recognize women who have become certified journeypersons since 2009 when the organization was established.  

To learn more about OAWA's programs and services, visit their website.
Nova Scotia
Liberals Promise $8M for Hiring Incentives 
As part of their re-election platform, the Liberal party in Nova Scotia is promising to spend over $18M to enhance skills training.  The plan includes expansion of their Apprenticeship START program.

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