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New kit aimed at helping employers attract apprentices


October 8, 2010
By Mary Del


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The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum-Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage (CAF-FCA) has launched the CAF-FCA Employer Toolkit, designed to provide employers with tips on how to recruit and retain apprentices. The interactive web-based Employer Toolkit is aimed at employers who are interested in learning more about apprenticeship training. The toolkit includes:
• Information on why it pays to hire an apprentice;
• An online forum where employers can chat with one another and get answers to their questions;
• Learn directly from other employers’ experiences; and
• A comprehensive list of all the available supports for employers who hire apprentices that is searchable by province or territory.

"This toolkit should prove to be most helpful for all apprentice employers, particularly potential employers," said Terry Burton, Chair of the Workforce Development Committee, Construction Owners Association of Alberta. "I’m very pleased to see that the CAF-FCA is once again showing leadership and vision by championing this initiative. This tool will certainly help to convey the message and understanding that apprentices are essential to our industries’, provinces’ and country’s future success."

The CAF-FCA Employer Toolkit can be found at http://www.apprenticeshippays.com/english/workshop.html.