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CAF-FCA publishes report in February 2011, concludes that apprenticeships are worth it


March 30, 2011
By Alyssa Dalton

March 30, 2011

Apprenticeship Completers fare better–according to a new report by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum-Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage (CAF-FCA), which analyzed secondary statistical data on outcomes of apprentices, those who did not complete an apprenticeship, college graduates, and those who did not pursue any post-secondary training.

“The good news for apprentices and others considering apprenticeship training as a post-secondary option is – it’s worth it,” concluded the report, titled Assessing Apprenticeship Outcomes: Building a Case for Pursuing and Completing an Apprenticeship.

The data suggests that individuals who complete apprenticeship training have better employment outcomes, both immediately after completion and several years post-completion; better earning potential; and higher levels of job satisfaction and job security.

“Certified completers earn the highest annual wages, both among full-time and part-time workers. While certified completers earn a median wage of $27 an hour, discontinuers show a median of $20 an hour,” it continued.

Additionally, certified completers report a higher incidence of working in a field related to their training.

CLICK HERE to read the full report.