Author Archive

  • How does the employment future look for the skilled trades?

    With 50% of the current tradespeople planning to retire in the next seven to ten years, by 2020 Canada is looking at a shortage of a million skilled workers. There will still be a need for homes to live in, public buildings, roads, cars to drive and food to eat. The skilled workers that provide for consumer needs will be in high demand and short supply. Sources:

    Posted at January 11, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • What is apprenticeship training?

    Apprenticeship is an on-the-job training program for people who want to work in a skilled trade or occupation and includes learning new skills from highly skilled and more experienced workers known as journeypersons. Journeypersons must have provincial or inter-provincial certification in their trade and they are required to mentor and train apprentices according to provincial government guidelines. Apprentices also complete classroom instruction as a part of their training. They usually spend 40-44 weeks a year on the job and attend school from six to eight weeks. Keep in mind that apprentices earn ...

    Posted at January 11, 2012 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
  • Welcome to Apprenticeship Career Connections 2012

    We are excited to be back to host our 4th Annual Apprenticeship Career Connections Fair! We like to invite anyone who is interested in apprenticeships and careers in the skilled trades to attend this exciting, interactive event. In addition, we wish to extend an invitation to companies in Peel, Halton and Dufferin regions, currently employing apprentices in their workforce to join us. We have ample space to ensure that everyone enjoys the event to the fullest! We want to make this an interactive experience for students, people looking for retraining options, second careers and new Canadians. We look forward to seeing you ...

    Posted at June 16, 2011 | By : | Categories : Blog | 0 Comment
Apprenticeship Career Connections is an independent not-for-profit project of the Peel Halton Workforce Development Group.