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Canadian Apprenticeship Forum wants your input for research projects


May 16, 2012
By Anthony Capkun

May 15, 2012 – Between June and October 2012, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum / Forum canadien sur l’apprentissage is conducting interviews for two of its research projects: “Retaining Apprentices” and “Technology & Innovation: Impacts on Apprenticeship?”. CAF is seeking interview candidates for a 20-minute (approx.) phone call, and they want to hear from the following:

• Employers who hire apprentices
• Journeypersons who mentor apprentices
• Apprentices
• Employer Associations
• Post-secondary educators
• Union trainers

Through the “Retaining Apprentices” project, CAF is trying to understand current workplace practices around mentoring. What are employers doing to prepare and train journeypersons to be effective apprentice mentors? What do apprentices and journeypersons think works well when it comes to creating positive mentoring/teaching relationships on the jobsite?

The “Technology and Innovation” project aims to better understand how technological advances in certain trades, and digital devices such as iPads and other new learning technologies, are impacting apprentice learning—both on the worksite and during technical training.

If you would like to be interviewed for one of these projects, please contact:

Emily Arrowsmith
emily@caf-fca.org
(613) 235-4004 ext. 201

All relevant findings from the research will be shared with the apprenticeship community, and will serve as “a catalyst for action-oriented and solution-driven discussion and change”. The reports will be available March 2013.

Meantime, don’t forget about the CAF-FCA National Conference in Regina, Sask., June 3-5. CLICK HERE for details.